I love my collection of fountain pens. They ooze romance and the lore of good writing. But add cabin pressure to that starry-eyed vision and it becomes one gooey, ink-smeared mess! Amidst the friendly skies I’ve even had traditional roller ball and ink pens fail me, bringing an abrupt halt to a perfect time to write. Enter the Fisher Space Pen…
The Space Pen is not new to the market. It dates back to the October 1968 Apollo 7 mission and has been on display for years at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Nonetheless, it is a tool that should be in every writer’s tool belt because not only is it a perfect day-to-day pen, but also it is a great travel partner.
The outer rims of Earth’s atmosphere and beyond have literally tested this pen. Made with the astronaut’s lifestyle in mind – this pen is pressured with 35 lbs of gas per square inch. Now, I’m not certain what all that means, but the result is you are guaranteed to be able to write to your heart’s content while – sky rocketing, writing upside down, in 30° – 250° temps, or even underwater! Hey, you never know where your writing might take you.
Suggestion: There are many different models (i.e. Bullet, Astronaut, Unique, etc). Be sure to order one WITH a clip or purchase a clip accessory so you can attach it to your journals.
Starting around $22, to order go to www.spacepen.com
Classic – Bullet Space Pen
Mars Space Pen
New Model – Trekker Space Pen