In the 20th century, the world had an abundance of life-changing inventions, and there is one line of products that has changed the history of stationery forever – the Fisher Space Pen.
Since Fisher Pen Company’s conception in 1948, Fisher has been the industry leader in producing writing instruments beloved by millions of Americans as their everyday carry pen. In 1966, Fisher developed the first sealed and pressurized ink cartridge featured in their pen models. The Original Astronaut Space Pen was soon adopted by NASA and used on all crewed space flights both American and Russian. The Fisher Space Pen has cemented a long relationship with space travel as the go-to space pen for crewed NASA® missions. This history will soon pair with Axiom Space® to pioneer a new era of space exploration.
Paul C. Fisher invented and patented the Sealed and Pressurized Fisher Space Pen Ink Cartridge. This cartridge allowed the Fisher Pen to write at any angle. The Sealed and Pressurized Fisher Space Pen Ink Cartridge equipped the AG7, the “Anti-Gravity” Original Astronaut Pen later chosen by NASA for its space missions. Although Fisher Space Pen’s presence in the American public has been significant in multifold ways, its involvement in space travel makes its history and products even more fascinating.
A problem for NASA was that the average pen could not write in space due to the lack of gravity as they were searching for writing instruments for astronauts during the Space Race. That was when Paul C. Fisher presented his AG7 to NASA. The Original Astronaut Space Pen debuted on the Apollo 7 space mission after 18 months of robust testing by NASA. The Fisher Space Pen’s journey into space expanded as Russian space programs adopted it in 1969 debunking the infamous ‘Russian Pencil Myth’. Since 1981, Fisher’s Chrome Plated Shuttle Space Pen began and has been onboarding every crewed space flight NASA has ever conducted.
The glorious success of Fisher Space Pen for over seven decades on the planet and in outer space comes down to the pure brilliance of its products. The second-to-none reputation of Fisher’s Pressurized Ink Cartridge stems from its supreme writability, versatility, and dependability. This rich history with space travel excites Fisher Space Pen’s brand and Axiom Space for a partnership, as Fisher will be the first pen to be placed in Axiom’s upcoming commercial space station.
Fisher Space Pen and Axiom Space are thrilled to begin this partnership in space travel and cultivate the next generation of space explorers. The pride of going above and beyond that both entities hold dear makes ingenuity and innovation so special, whether in outer space or in the palm of your hand.
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About Fisher Space Pen
Fisher Pen Company is a 75-year-old American manufacturer of ballpoint pens, with the notable distinction of being the only ballpoint pen used on every crewed flight into space since Apollo 7 back in 1968. While pressurized technology made it possible for NASA’s astronauts to write in space, it also provided writing capabilities in all-weather, underwater, over oil and grease, and from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit. These pens are the perfect tool for trade professionals, first responders, military, rugged outdoor enthusiasts, trekkers, backpackers, industrial manufacturers, underwater divers, and anyone who values a pen that doesn’t fail.
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