The maker of the pressurized-ink writing instruments used by astronauts to scrawl in space has partnered with Blue Origin to become the company’s official pen provider. Fisher Space Pen will be the only brand ballpoint pen used on all of Blue Origin’s upcoming crewed launches.
“We can see the future, and Blue Origin is helping fly us there,” Matt Fisher, vice president of Fisher Pen Company, said in a statement. “My grandfather helped build this company with an innovative product that yesterday’s space pioneers needed, with a pen that has stood the test of time. This partnership now has all of us anticipating the possibilities that lie ahead, and we couldn’t be more excited to help further our involvement in upcoming space endeavors Blue Origin will lead.”
Founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos with the goal of “building a road to space for the benefit of Earth,” Blue Origin is developing and building reusable rocket engines, launch vehicles, in-space systems and lunar landers. The company has used its New Shepard launch vehicle to fly 31 people to date on suborbital spaceflights and has a contract with NASA to provide a human landing system for sustained access to the surface of the moon.
Blue Origin is also working with Sierra Space on Orbital Reef, a commercial space station to be deployed in low Earth orbit.
To commemorate this new partnership, Fisher is releasing three custom-designed space pens featuring Blue Origin’s feather logo representing the perfection of flight hardware design — an ideal balance of strength and lightness.
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