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Fisher Space Pen
About the Fisher Space Pen

About the Fisher Space Pen

Paul Fisher, an American specialising in the production of precision bearings for World War 2 Bomber planes, did not imagine that one day in the future he would revolutionise the writing capability of the ball point pen... and with it, enable communication between astronauts in outer space.

Paul's mission began in 1945, with the realisation that the ball-bearing business would end along with the War. In his job search, he heard about a company seeking to produce a "ball point" pen. The pen company thus far had an unreliable pen; the only available refills allowed too much ink flow, leaked, or dried out too soon.

By 1950 Paul Fisher had not only solved the pen refill problems, he began his own production of ball point pens, further improving the performance of the refill and introducing the Bullet Pen.

Paul was positively passionate about his pens! A million dollars in research later, he invented a cartridge that would write in any position, thanks to a refill pressurised with nitrogen gas! Ink stained jackets and pants were gone for good, and a wonderful, smooth performing ball point pen was born.

Paul had another mission in mind for his pen - he introduced this unique pen cartridge to NASA! The Fisher Pen underwent extensive testing, and was subsequently approved for a trial mission in outer space. In 1968 the Fisher Space Pen was whole-heartedly approved and ordered for use by astronauts on ALL MISSIONS IN OUTER SPACE.

The Fisher Space Pen is still used today on all manned space flights.

Stainless steel, precision-machined socket prevents leaks and oozing, yet delivers instant uniform ink flow.

Thixotropic ink in a hermetically sealed and pressurised reservoir writes three times longer than an ordinary ball point pen.

Ink will not dry out for over 100 years! Writes under water or over grease at temperatures of - 45C to +121C.

Prior to flying on any operational mission all instruments must pass through a rigorous testing program. The Fisher Space Pen was tested for two years before being accepted by NASA.

Used on ISS International Space Station, Apollo Missions, and Shuttle Missions. Russian Soyuz and MIR Space Flights, ARIANE French Space Program.

Used during the Everest North Face Ski Expedition 1997.

Used in many professions including military and law enforcement.

Seen in the Guinness Book of records as "Most Versatile Pen".

Below is a piece of paper that we poured water over and wrote with a Fisher Space Pen and a normal ball point pen.

Here at The Pen Zone we sell the full range of Fisher Space Pens and refills. Most Fisher Space Pens come in a gift boxed and can be gift wrapped upon request.

Classic Bullet Space Pen

The Classic Fisher Space Pen Bullet comes in six finishes including Chrome, Black, Brass & Titanium plated.

Laquered Bullet Space Pen
The Lacquered Fisher Space Pen comes in ten colours including the Rainbow where no two are the same!

Astronaut & Shuttle Space Pen

The Astronaut Fisher Space Pen is the original pen used on the Apollo missions. Also available is the slightly slimmer Shuttle Pen.

Cap-O-Matic with Swarovski Crystal

Push action ball point pen with a Swarovski Crystal on the cap. Choice of 6 different coloured crystals.

Mars, Millenium Space Pen

The Mars & Millenium Fisher Space Pens are filled with enough ink to last the average writer a lifetime.

Explorer Space Pen

The Fisher Space Pen X750 range and the Trekker are ideal companions for the outdoors enthusiast. The X750 has a rubber grip and the Trekker comes with a lanyard and carabiner.

Q4 Multifunction Space Pen

Can't decide which colour to write with the use the Fisher Space Pen Q4 Multifunction pen. It has two ink colours, a stylus and a 0.7mm pencil. The stylus can be changed for a 3rd ink colour.

Specialised Space Pen

Choose between the Fisher Space Pen Police Pro, Zero Gravity both with their rubberised grip, American Flag and economy pens.

Space Pen Refills

Genuine Fisher Space Pen pressurised refills in Black, Blue, Red & Green. Fine, medium and broad.