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Check it Out! The Space Pen

This is the orginal space pen designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 60’s. This awesome astronaut pen can write in zero gravity and it costed millions of dollars to develop, but you can get it for under $20!

During the space race in the 1960's, the Americans had a little problem when they were in space. When they should note down notes on paper, the regular pens that they was equipped with that worked on earth, didn't work at all in space because regular pens don't work in zero gravity. And they couldn't use ordinary pencils either because they could brake off and cause dangerous situations when the flying debris floated around in the space capsule. So NASA put Paul Fisher on the job to create a pen that the NASA astronauts could use in space and after years of reasearch and development, he had finally created the world's first fully working pressurized pen! It took time to develop the pen and it costed millions of dollars, but what the heck! He had created the first pen that could write at any angle in zero gravity in temperatures from -30F to 250F! And now you can own the exact same pen as the American astronauts used back in the 1960's (which they probably still use) for under $20!

We go around the web looking for new cool geeky items to surprise you. Today we've found The Space Pen and we think it's awesome. So go ahead and check it out, and leave your comments and share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. If you do get this geeky gadget for yourself or as a present for someone else, tell us how you liked it, that would be awesome! :)

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