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Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen

After 45 years, there's still no need to mess with perfection. This solid brass Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen is exactly the same pen that has been used on all manned space flights since its 1968 maiden voyage on the Apollo VII mission.

Made in Boulder City, Nevada, this brass pen with its hard chrome plating pen has a comforting weight that rests reassuringly in your hand as write. It utilizes a two button click mechanism: the top button extends the refill while a side button retracts it. The knurled grip keeps your fingers from sliding and the clip easily extends over heavy fabric. As a Fisher Space Pen, it writes at any angle--including upside down--and in extreme heat and cold. It's also guaranteed to write on almost any smooth surface, whether wet or greasy or underwater, as well as on coated paper or photographs or x-rays. The thixotropic ink in the pressurized reservoir writes three times longer than your standard ballpoint, making it a go-to choice for alpinists and divers, paramedics, construction workers, and astronauts. This is the pen Buzz Aldrin carried to the moon in 1969 and has been used on all NASA Apollo and Shuttle missions since, as well as the International Space Station, Russian Soyuz and MIR space flights, French ARIANE Space program and the Everest North Face Ski Expedition. We highly recommend it for your next expedition, whether that's Antarctica or the coffeeshop 'round the corner!

  • Retractable w/ Side Button Release
  • Thixotropic Ink
  • All Metal
  • Packaging: Plastic Gift Box w/ Flock Lining
  • Refill: Pressurized PR4 Black Ink Medium Point
  • Item #: pfpwc1135


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Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen

Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen

Pen Style

Pen Type

Pen Style
Side Button Retractable

Pen Size
5.1 inches

Point Size
Medium Point

Body Material
All Metal

Ink Color

Pen Accessories

Pen Clip

Pen Packaging
Gift Box

Pen Keychain Ring

Pen Refill

Refillable Pen



In the 1950's there were dozens of ballpoint models, and nearly every one took a different refill. So in 1953 Paul Fisher invented the "Universal Refill," which could be used in most pens. But he didn't stop there. After much experimentation he perfected the refill using thixotropic ink; the trick was to have the ink flow when you wanted it to, and not to flow the rest of the time, a problem Fisher solved.