The Fisher Space pens range was designed for use in space. When astronauts began to explore the reaches of outer space, Paul Fisher realized that there was no existing pen which could perform in its freezing cold, boiling hot vacuum. The early astronauts used pencils for notetaking because a normal pen – ball-point or not – will not work in space. However, the graphite used in the pencils could break off, float around the cabin and become lodged in electrical switches, jeopardizing their personal safety as well as the mission. Countless experiments and a common sense approach to findings resulted in the invention of the sealed and pressurized Fisher Space Pens cartridges (Fisher Space pen refill). By 1965 with a $2 million dollar investment program the Fisher Space Pen company offered AG-7 to the NASA space program. After 18 months of vigorous testing AG-7 (the original Space Pen) was accepted for use by American astronauts, beginning with the Apollo missions. Two years later, in 1969, AG-7 was offered and accepted for use by cosmonauts in the Russian space program.
As testimony to the classic industrial design, the space pen is exhibited at the New York museum of modern art. The Bullets timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine.
2008 saw the 60th anniversary of the design classic the Fisher Space Bullet pen, which today is the most popular selling item in the Fisher Space pens range. The bullet pen, given its name due to its bullet shape appearance, looks and feels like the ultimate write weapon.
The Fisher Space Pen refill is unconditionally guaranteed to write: Upside down, under water, at any angle, in freezing cold, in burning heat, on most smooth surfaces, on coated papers, on photographs, on wet paper and on X-rays.
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