Fisher Space Pens were designed to be used by astronauts in space. Since 1967, both American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have used Fisher Space Pens on all manned space flights. Here on earth, the zero-gravity technology gives Fisher Space Pens a number of advantages over traditional ballpoint pens.
Fisher Space Pens will keep writing at any angle, including above your head.
Fisher Space Pens write better than other pens on paper that is greasy or wet - they will even write under water.
The Fisher Space Pens' cartridge is pressurised, meaning it doesn't rely on gravity to feed ink, eliminating wasted ink and leakage.
Ink in Fisher Space Pens lasts approximately three times longer than other ballpoint pens.
Few products have such an interesting history as Fisher Space Pens. In 1945 Paul Fisher, a scientist by training, was a man with a mission — ‘to develop and manufacture the world’s most dependable writing instruments.’ Fisher engineers spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars developing a pen superior in writing quality and style.
Recognition of their success came in 1967, when after 18 months of rigorous testing by NASA, the Fisher Space Pen was provided to astronauts for use in space. The selling point was that, unlike other ballpoint pens which rely on gravity to feed ink, the Space Pens have a pressurised refill with a special ink that enables it to write over fingerprints, under water, upside down, on wet paper, in freezing cold and extreme heat and in the gravity-free vacuum of space.
Since 1967 both American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have used Fisher Space Pens on all manned space flights.