Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen
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Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen

Item # pfpwc1135


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!

  • Length: 5.0 inches; Diameter: .375 inches
  • Retractable w/ Side Button Release
  • Thixotropic Ink
  • All Metal
  • Refill: Pressurized PR4 Black Ink Medium Point
  • Packaging: Plastic Gift Box w/ Flock Lining
Material - Brass w/ Chrome Plating
Made In - USA

Additional Info

Fisher Pens are the ultimate in dependability. Environmentally friendly, Fisher Pens are guaranteed to perform in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F, underwater, in zero gravity, in elevations up to 12,500 feet, and at any angle. Each has an ultra-hard Tungsten Carbide ballpoint precisely fitted in a stainless steel socket to prevent leaks and deliver constant, uniform ink flow. Fisher pens use thixotropic ink (a semisolid ink until the shearing action of the rolling ball liquefies it) in a hermetically-sealed, pressurized reservoir with a sliding float to separate the ink from the compressed nitrogen. Lasting 3-times longer than ordinary ballpoints, Fisher Space pens are hand-tested and carry an unconditional lifetime guarantee.


  • Pen Style
    • Pen Type
    • Ballpoint
    • Pen Style
    • Side Button Retractable
    • Pen Size
    • 5.1 inches
    • Point Size
    • Medium Point
    • Pen Body Material
    • All Metal
    • Ink Color
    • Black
    • Pen Series
    • Fisher Space Pen
  • Pen Refill
    • Refillable Pen
    • Yes
  • Pen Accessories
    • Pen Clip
    • Built-in
    • Packaging
    • Gift Box
    • Keychain Ring
    • No

Fisher Pen Brand Story

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.