Fly Me To The Moon by gyvwpsjkko

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									?In 1965 Paul C. Fisher, president of Fisher Space Pen Co., sent his pen to Houston
Space Center and NASA began testing it. Astronauts had been using pencils for note
taking, but the graphite used in pencils could break off and float around the cabin.
This lead could become lodged in electrical switches and jeopardize their personal
safety as well as the mission. The pen was put through 18 months of rigorous testing
subsequently approving it for use on a trial mission in outer space. By 1968 the Fisher
Space Pen was issued to astronauts for all manned space flights. It is still in use today
on all American and Russian flights. Many of us were first introduced to this pen on a
Seinfeld episode, "The Pen." It has also been on The Tonight Show, when Carl Reiner
presented the pen on-air to Johnny Carson. It's been featured on a segment of the
Travel Channel's popular series "John Ratzenberger's Made in America." The Bullet
pen has been part of the permanent collection of New York's MoMA where it has been
exhibited for years, having been cited as an outstanding example of "exquisite
industrial design." The pen is perfect for corporate gifts because it can be laser
engraved or silk-screened with a company logo or an individual's initials. It novelty
and dependability insures that it is well received and appreciated by men and women
alike.

 The compact size of this chrome "bullet" style pen makes this pen very handy.
Closed the pen is a mere 3.75 inches (95mm), and open it measures 5.25 inches
(133mm.) However, it's the cartridge that's makes it different from every other
ballpoint pen. The Fisher Space Pen will write in extreme temperatures (-30 degrees
to +250 degrees Fahrenheit). It will also write underwater, and at any angle, even
upside down. It will write on photographs, wet surfaces, and through grease. Ordinary
ballpoint pens rely on gravity for ink flow. The Fisher Space Pen uses a cartridge
pressurized at nearly 35 pounds per square inch. Ink is fed continuously to the
tungsten carbide ball, allowing the user to write at any angle. The stainless steel
precision socket prevents leaking yet delivers uniform ink flow. Evaporation, wasted
ink and back leakage are eliminated. It's the perfect pen to throw into your lightweight
luggage as you plan your trip. It can be used to mark a map for navigation, and it will
write on coated stock golf scorecards. You can write in the rain and all other weather
conditions, making it perfect for canoers, hikers, campers, fishermen and
snowmobiles.

 It's perfect to be kept along with your other travel accessories because of its
reliability. Emergency medical services, earth and rescue personnel, ambulance
paramedics, helicopter tactical retrieval units and E.R. trauma staff use it. Mountain
climber's benefit from the rugged reliability and of the Space Pen as it will not be
affected by any weather conditions encountered during a climb. It has been used
during the Everest North Face Ski Expedition. The pen is not affected by dirt, grease,
or cold weather. Law enforcement must be able to function under all operating
conditions, and the FBI, U.S. Navy Seals, U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Thunderbirds
pilots, and Canadian Snowbirds 431AD Squadron use the Space Pen. It will write on
carbonless paper, and through fingerprints. It is listed as "Most Versatile Pen' in the
Guinness World Records. The pen is visible on rubber, leather, and other dark surfaces
making it a natural for contractors, carpenters, electricians, construction and
inspection personnel. The Space Pen is even used by the Jacques Cousteau Society as
well as many recreational and professional scuba divers.

 This is the ideal pen to tuck away in your briefcase or attache case. It will
comfortably fit in smaller leathergoods such as wallets or checkbook cases. While the
pen became famous because they are used in outer space, their popularity is due to
their dependability. Nurses and doctors value the Fisher Space Pen when recording
information in critical application. The pen will write on X-ray film and other glossy
surfaces. It is even capable of recording vital signs on latex gloves without tearing the
glove. The pen is also available with a neck chain as a fashion statement for the ladies.
With timeless design and unparalleled dependability the Fisher space pen can
accompany you to the moon and beyond.

Maxine Greco has worked in the luggage and travel industry for over 36 years. She is
currently employed at Village Luggage & Gifts.

								
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