What do astronauts need when they carry out a mission in space? We can think of some essentials like oxygen, food, water, medical supplies, and hygiene products needed for basic human needs within a unique zero-gravity environment. What else would they need to operate smoothly? Something else we use every day: pens.
Just like all other ordinary materials need modification to work well in space, astronaut pens need a different construction to write well in a gravity-free environment. Fisher Pen Company® created the AG7, the original Astronaut Space Pen, to answer this need. Fisher’s AG7 was then meticulously tested by NASA® for two years before beginning use on the historic Apollo 7 space mission in 1968. Since then, the original space pen has been used on all human spaceflight. Also, the pen has gained popularity among the general public for decades.
One of the most notable aspects of this AG7 is that its original design and material have remained the same as the early Fisher Space Pens on the Apollo CSM-101 spacecraft. The reason for the same frame and a half is simple but nothing short of impressive. The original Astronaut Space Pen was so well made that it didn’t need any changes for over 50 years! The solid brass body of the AG7 ballpoint pen is clad in an incredibly strong chrome layer, ensuring its stability while operating in a harsh and unique environment. The AG7’s rear click and side retraction mechanism make it easy to use with one hand and great for multitasking. With Fisher’s famous pressurized PR4 cartridge inside, the Original Astronaut Space Pen writes in zero gravity regardless of angles. The AG7’s writing ability is guaranteed even under water, in arctic conditions or in blistering heat.
The Original Astronaut Space Pen is proudly made in the USA using the highest quality materials sourced from around the world and in the USA. The pen ships in attractive packaging featuring the image of an astronaut landing on the moon, and gift wrapping and custom engraving are available for an additional cost. The pen measures just over five inches long and weighs just one ounce, so users will enjoy a compact, multi-functional tool to take with them on the go.
Not everyone is an astronaut. However, anyone can have this pen as part of the history of US space exploration in his pocket. The AG7 also makes a great gift for space mission enthusiasts or anyone who needs a lovely writing device that’s reliable beyond measure!
Fisher AG7 Features:
- Rear click mechanism with side retract button
- Brass composition with chrome finish.
- Fisher Pressurized PR4 Black Ink Cartridge
- Packaged in a gift box with an astronaut sleeve.
Fisher AG7 Specifications:
- Length: 5.06 inches.
- Width: 0.375 in.
- Weight – 1 oz.
- MSRP – $79
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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