The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948. Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. It became our first Fisher ballpoint pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now all brass with a chrome finish or in Black with a matte finish.
Fisher Space Pens are built for more than just outer space. The fact is, due to the patented sealed and pressurized ink cartridge, they will write in just about any condition and on almost any surface. Underwater or over grease. Extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 F/-35 to +121 C). Upside down or floating in a gravity-free zone. It doesn’t matter, their pens will perform. Their sealed and pressurized ink cartridges last three times longer than the average pen with an estimated 100-year shelf life.
About the Brand
Even though their founder, Paul C. Fisher, revolutionized the pen industry 20 years earlier with the invention of the ‘Universal Cartridge Refill’, it was his creation of the sealed and pressurized ink cartridge that literally launched the company into space in 1967. Debuting on the Apollo 7 mission in 1968, Fisher Space Pen has been on every NASA manned space flight since. In fact, Fisher Space Pen now has its own permanent exhibit inside the Apollo / Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center, which proudly shares their history and products with some three million people a year.
Their products have also managed to find themselves onboard the International Space Station and have been utilized by the Russian and Chinese space programs, as well!