This amazing pen that cost over $2 Million to develop, comes in a stylish black presentation box, making it an ideal executive gift. The secret behind the Fisher Space Pen lies in the unique design characteristics of the ink, and the high precision manufacturing tolerances of the ball-point and socket.
The ink is fed to the ball point by gas pressure, permitting the pen to write in any position. An additional benefit of the closed design is that it keeps the pen from drying out, giving the Fisher Space Pen an estimated 100 year life.
This statement from NASA after Armstrong and Aldrin returned from the Moon illustrates the vital role the pen plays in U.S. Space Shuttle missions.
If it hadn’t been for the Fisher Space Pen, the astronauts might still be up there on the moon. A life support back pack bumped against an arming switch which was to have activated the jet engines to take them up to the Apollo above. Ground control knew that the astronauts had dispensed with their tools earlier, to save on weight, so they instructed Aldrin to retract the nib of his Fisher Space Pen and use the hollow end to flip the broken switch. The engines ignited and allowed them a safe return to the Apollo and on back home to earth.
Here are the results of different pens writing on wet paper, just to give you a taster of the Bullet Space Pen’s superior characteristics:
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