America’s First Responders are essential workers during this pandemic and beyond. To honor the men and women on the front lines, Fisher Space Pen Co. introduces its First Responders Series, a collection of Matte Black Cap-O-Matic pens emblazoned with a different color line for each profession: White for EMS workers; Green for Forest Service and Conservation personnel; Orangefor Search & Rescue personnel; Red for firefighters and Blue for law enforcement officers. View First Responders Series.
Fisher Space Pen is donating a portion of sales from its First Responders Series to corresponding charities: The Thin White Line benefits The American Red Cross, the Thin Orange Line benefits The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, the Thin Green Line benefits The National Park Foundation, the Thin Red Line benefits Hope for Heroes and the Thin Blue Line benefits Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).
Fisher Space Pens were created for use by astronauts in space. They have flown on every NASA crewed space mission since Apollo 7 and recently flew aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission to the International Space Station. They are the perfect companions for first responders who often work in harsh conditions. Their patented pressurized refill allows them to write upside down, under water, in extreme temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F (-35 to +121 Celsius), over almost any surface and three times longer than the average pen.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women on the front lines through this difficult time,” says Matt Fisher, Vice President. “Our First Responder Series represents our efforts to contribute to our nation’s brave first responders who sacrifice so much.”
The Fisher First Responder Space Pen Series features:
The Non-Reflective Matte Black EMS Cap-O-Matic Space Pen (#M4BMWL). The Thin White Line pen honors the courage and determination of America’s EMS and medical staff workers who put their lives in danger to help others. Fisher Space Pen will donate a portion of sales of its White Line pens to benefit The American Red Cross.
The Non-Reflective Matte Black Search & Rescue Cap-O-Matic Space Pen (#M4BSROL).
The Thin Orange Line pen recognizes the sacrifices of America’s Search & Rescue professionals and volunteers who stand at the ready to save lives, often in the harshest conditions. Fisher Space Pen will donate a portion of sales of its Orange Line pens to benefit the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.
The Non-Reflective Matte Black Conservation Cap-O-Matic Space Pen (#M4BGRL). The Thin Green Line pen honors the hard work and dedication of Fish & Game Wardens, Forest Service agents, and conservation personnel working to maintain our environment’s health. Fisher Space Pen will donate a portion of sales of its Green Line pen to the National Park Foundation.
The Non-Reflective Matte Black Firefighter Cap-O-Matic Space Pen (#M4BFFR). Fisher Space Pen is proud to offer the Thin Red Line Pen that embodies everything tough, demanding, and durable that firefighters stand for. The company will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this model to Hope for Heroes. This non-profit organization helps disabled firefighters, EMS, military and police officers, and their families.
The Non-Reflective Matte Black Law Enforcement Cap-O-Matic Space Pen (#M4BLEBL). For decades Law Enforcement professionals globally have turned to Fisher Space Pen for the most durable and reliable writing instruments, like the non-reflective matte black Cap-O-Matic with the Thin Blue Line. The company will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale to Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). This 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides resources, programs, and services to survivors of law officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Fisher Space Pen was created by Paul C. Fisher, an inventor and entrepreneur who spent over $1 Million of his own money to develop a pen that astronauts could use in zero gravity. The result: A patented pressurized ink refill, which uses gas to force thixotropic ink to flow, even in zero gravity. Fisher Space Pens are also loved by thousands on Earth for their durability, design and functionality. They write upside down, under water, in extreme temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F (-35 to +121 Celsius), over almost any surface and three times longer than the average pen. Watch How They Work.
The Fisher Space Pen brand has become an iconic symbol of American technology and design around the world. The famous Bullet design is part of the permanent collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art as an example of classic industrial design. It has also become part of American pop culture and the subject of hundreds of fan videos and several films and TV programs, including an episode of the hit series “Seinfeld” titled “The Pen.”
Fisher Space Pen Co. is a family-owned company proudly manufacturing Made in America products. The company was invited to the 2019 White House Made in America Showcase and was featured in FOX Business’ Mornings with Maria. Two years ago, it celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the maiden flight of its iconic AG7 Original Astronaut Space Pen aboard NASA’s Apollo 7 Mission on October 11, 1968. The company was featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir’s “Made in America” series. Watch video.
HISTORY OF THE FISHER SPACE PEN
When crewed space missions began, astronauts had a problem finding writing instruments that would function properly and safely in space. The ink in regular ballpoint pens wouldn’t flow in zero gravity. Instead, Astronauts used pencils, but the lead often broke and became a hazard floating in the capsule’s atmosphere. Paul C. Fisher, who was then president of the Fisher Pen Company and had been manufacturing ballpoint pens since 1948, took on the challenge of creating a pen that would work in zero gravity.
After spending over $1 million of his own money and years of research, Fisher developed his patented pressurized ink cartridge that keeps solvents from evaporating and allows ink to flow in zero gravity. Fisher sent samples of his prototype to Dr. Robert Gilruth, Director of the Houston Space Center. The prototypes were thoroughly tested by NASA and passed all tests. NASA astronauts began using the Fisher AG-7 Anti-Gravity Space Pen aboard the Apollo 7 Mission, and Fisher Space Pen has been used on all crewed space flights since, including NASA and SpaceX missions, the ISS and space programs around the world.