In 1967, after over two years of rigorous testing by NASA, the Space Pen was selected for use by the astronauts of Apollo 7 and has been used on all manned space flights since then. The Shuttle Space Pen is the next installment to our line of Astronaut pens; it was introduced during the Space Shuttle Program and is the current pen of choice of the astronauts on the ISS today.
The CH4 is proudly produced in the USA! Each is made of solid brass with hard chrome plating. The CH4 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor the AG7, with a slightly more sleek and modern appearance. It features a unique clicking mechanism that extends the point via the button on the top, with a release button on the side to retract it. This side button has a substantial sound and feel to it, ensuring that you will always remember to retract the point before sliding the pen back into your pocket. Shuttle Pens are packaged in our heavy duty gift box with flock lining, and each comes with a guarantee and a pamphlet describing the history of Fisher Space Pen Co.