BOULDER CITY, N.V., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher Space Pen (FSP) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its iconic "Astronaut Pen," developed in 1966 by Paul Fisher as the first anti-gravity writing instrument, which has been in use on all manned space flights since Apollo 7 in 1968. Fisher created a revolutionary, hermetically sealed and pressurized refill using thixotropic™ ink in a semisolid state that would not rely on gravity, nor leak or dry out, and would liquefy and flow only when needed. Fisher Space Pens write upside down, underwater, through grease, freezing cold and scorching heat. In addition, the Fisher Space Pen is in the Museum of Modern Art for its elegant design, making it ideal for professional and personal gifts.
To mark the occasion, FSP will release a Special-Edition Commemorative 50th Anniversary Pen, created in a high-gloss black finish, featuring five cycles of the moon engraved in metallic gold. Fisher's 50th Anniversary Pen was inspired by the artisans who defined the modern mid-century design movement. From the sleek pen profile, to the geometric moon-cycle engraving, to the accented gold finger grip, it was carefully designed to reflect FSP's milestone invention and historic role in space exploration.
The Fisher Space Pen was showcased in the hit comedy series Seinfeld, and has become entrenched in the global culture as a symbol of American innovation, quality, reliability and performance, traditions that are synonymous with the American Space Program.
As part of its anniversary celebration, the company launched a newly designed website to reflect its image as a family business manufacturing high quality, beautiful, timelessly classic and cool products that are symbols of American technology.
"We are very proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of my father's groundbreaking invention: The Fisher 'AG-7 Anti-Gravity' Space Pen, used for the first time in space on the Apollo 7 Mission," declared Cary Fisher, President of Fisher Space Pen Company. "We also celebrate the longevity of our company and the enduring power of the Fisher Space Pen as a beloved, Mid-Century Modern product that is consistently recognized for its dependability." Continue reading...
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