In the 20th century, the world had its wealth of life-changing inventions, and there is one product line that changed stationery history forever: the Fisher Space Pen.
Since the inception of the Fisher Pen Company in 1948, Fisher has been the industry leader in producing writing instruments loved by millions of Americans as their everyday pen. In 1966, Fisher developed the first sealed and pressurized ink cartridge included in its fountain pen models. The Original Astronaut Space Pen was soon adopted by NASA and used on all manned spaceflight, both American and Russian. The Fisher Space Pen has built a long relationship with space travel as the go-to space pen for NASA® manned missions. This story will soon be combined with Axiom Space® to usher in 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 powered the AG7, the original “anti-gravity” astronaut pen later chosen by NASA for its space missions. While Fisher Space Pen’s presence in the American public has been significant in many ways, its involvement in space travel makes its history and products even more fascinating.
One problem for NASA was that the average ballpoint pen couldn’t write in space due to lack of gravity as they searched for writing instruments for astronauts during the space race. It was then that 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 was further expanded when 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 on board every human spaceflight NASA has ever conducted.
Fisher Space Pen’s glorious success for more than seven decades on the planet and in outer space boils down to the sheer brilliance of its products. The unmatched reputation of the Fisher pressurized ink cartridge is due to its supreme writeability, versatility and reliability. This rich history with space travel excites the Fisher Space Pen and Axiom Space brand to partner as Fisher will be the first pen to be placed on Axiom’s upcoming commercial space station.
Fisher Space Pen and Axiom Space are thrilled to begin this partnership in space travel and nurture the next generation of space explorers. The pride in going the extra mile that both entities cherish makes ingenuity and innovation so special, whether it’s in outer space or in the palm of your hand.
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About the Fisher Space pen
Fisher Pen Company is a 75-year-old American manufacturer of pens, with the notable distinction of being the only pen used on every manned flight into space since Apollo 7 in 1968. While pressurized technology made it possible for astronauts to NASA write in space, it also provided all-weather, underwater, oil and grease, and -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit writing capabilities. These pens are the perfect tool for trade professionals, first responders, military, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, backpackers, industrial manufacturers, underwater divers, and anyone who values a pen that won’t fail.
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