Paper Mate to introduce ‘Space Mate’ pen

papermate_sport_retractable_fs

Space Mate will soon join the Paper Mate fold.

Pen manufacturer Paper Mate has announced plans to enter into the galactic market for ink pens, creating its version of the space pen.

The space pen was developed for NASA to be used to write in no gravity.

Due out in the summer of—fittingly enough—2010, Paper Mate will launch Space Mate.

Space Mate is available as a click ball-point pen in black, blue, red, purple or green.

“We are delighted with what we’ve come up with and feel this pen will sell very well,” said the estate of longtime Paper Mate CEO Patrick J. Frawley in a statement.

Originally, astronauts wrote in space with pencils, only to find that the wooden barrels posed fire hazards while the graphite “lead” conducted electricity.

The Space Mate will retail at $25.99.

Paper Mate is owned by Sanford, a Newell Rubbermaid company.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: