What do astronauts need when they carry out a mission in space? We can think of a few essential items such as oxygen, food, water, medical supplies and hygiene products necessary for basic human needs within a unique environment without gravity. What else would they need to operate smoothly? Something else we use every day – pens.
Similar to how all other ordinary materials need modification to work well in space, pens for astronauts need a different construction to write well in a gravity-less environment. Fisher Space Pen® created the AG7, the Original Astronaut Space Pen, to respond to this need. NASA® then meticulously examined Fisher’s AG7 for two years before they started using it on the historical Apollo 7 Space Mission in 1968. The Original Space Pen has been utilized on every crewed spaceflight ever since. Additionally, the pen has gained popularity among the general public over the decades.
One of the most remarkable aspects of this AG7 is that its original design and material have remained the same as the first Fisher Space Pens on the Apollo CSM-101 spacecraft. The reason for the same structure and medium is simple but nothing short of impressive. The Original Astronaut Space Pen was so well-made that it did not need any change for over 50 years! The AG7 pen’s solid brass body is plated with an incredibly resilient chrome layer, ensuring its stability while functioning in a harsh, unique environment. The AG7’s rear click and side retraction mechanism make it easy to use with one hand and fantastic for multitasking. With Fisher’s famous Pressurized PR4 cartridge inside, the Original Astronaut Space Pen writes in zero-gravity regardless of the angles. The AG7’s writability is guaranteed even underwater, in arctic conditions or in blistering heat.
The Original Astronaut Space Pen is proudly manufactured in the USA using the highest quality materials sourced globally and in the USA. The pen ships in attractive packaging with an image of an astronaut landing on the moon, and gift wrapping and personalized engraving are available at an additional cost. The pen is just over five inches long and weighs just one oz., so users will enjoy a compact and multifunctional tool to carry on their person.
Not everyone is an astronaut. However, anyone can have this pen as a piece of the U.S. space exploration history in their pocket. The AG7 also makes an excellent gift for space mission enthusiasts or anyone who needs a charming writing device that is dependable beyond measures!
Fisher AG7 Features:
- Rear click mechanism with side retraction button
- Brass composition with chrome finish
- Fisher pressurized PR4 black Ink cartridge
- Packaged in a gift box with an astronaut sleeve
Fisher AG7 Specs:
- Length – 5.06 in.
- Width – .375 in.
- Weight – 1oz.
- MSRP – $79
Fisher Space Pen Co. is a 74-year-old American manufacturer of ballpoint pens, with the notable distinction of being the only ballpoint pen used on every crewed flight into space since Apollo 7 back in 1968 and most recently with Space X. While pressurized technology made it possible for NASA’s astronauts to write in space, it also provided writing capabilities in all-weather, underwater, over oil and grease and from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit. These pens are the perfect tool for trade professionals, first responders, military, rugged outdoor enthusiasts, trekkers, backpackers, industrial manufacturers, underwater divers and anyone who values a pen that doesn’t fail.
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