Fisher debuted Artemis, Moonwalker space pens to return to the Moon

January 14 2022

The Fisher space pen is ready for next NASA missions to the Moon, after 50 years of writing instruments used by astronauts on the Moon.

The Nevada-based family-run company has introduced the new Artemis Space Pen series, as well as a special edition of its original space pen that made history on NASA’s Apollo missions. All new pens feature a patented Fisher ink cartridge that allows them to write in the harsh environments of outer space, as well as upside down, underwater and on virtually any surface on Earth.

“The Fisher Space Pen is used on every NASA space mission, as well as on the International Space Station. The new Artemis Space Pen series honors astronauts in NASA’s Apollo program and looks to the future of space exploration on the Moon, Mars and beyond,” said Matt Fisher, Vice President Fisher SpaceBein, in a statement.

Each pen of the new Artemis series is embossed with the logo of the NASA program, which represents the space agency’s goals of returning astronauts to the Moon, establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon and then moving to Mars. Targeted for launch this spring, the Artemis I mission will mark the first integrated test of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft on a three-week uncrewed mission around the Moon.

Fisher Artemis Space Pens come in three models: a matte black retractable pen, which retails for $25; Matte Black “Bullet” Pen, $33; And a white plastic retractable pen for $14.25. Each model can be customized with an engraving.

Also new is the AG7 Moonwalker Space Pen, which continues Fisher’s history of service to NASA, as well as the agency’s commercial and international partners, working together to create the first long-term presence on and around the Moon. Moonwalker pen is made of solid brass, nickel-titanium trim, with a retractable side release button and sturdy writing point.

Using the AG7, the same model of the first pens that were approved by NASA for use in space, Moonwalker also honors the pioneers who paved the way for today’s generation of Artemis crew members. The late founder of the Fisher Space Pen, Paul Fisher, invested more than $1 million and years of research to develop the original AG7, which was adopted by NASA in 1968.

“My brother Paul and I recently sat down with Colonel Walter Cunningham, the pilot of the Apollo 7 lunar module and the last living member of the Apollo 7 crew – the first to use the Fisher astronaut [AG7] Space Pen in Zero Gravity – to recount his experiences aboard the historic mission. We have taken the opportunity to gift Colonel Cunningham our latest AG7 Moonwalker Nickel Titanium Space Pen,” Fisher said.

“It works,” Cunningham said, after first trying out the new Moonwalker pen. “This is a much nicer look than the pen we had.”

The AG7 Moonwalker, which can also be engraved, comes in a gift box with Moonwalker wrapping and retails for $150 each.

The original AG7 Space Pen, with its all-copper body and hard chrome plating, is still used on every mission by NASA, JAXA, ESA, CNSA and SpaceX. NASA has not yet announced whether Fisher or any other manufactured pens will fly on the Artemis missions.

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