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Inspired by Rockets. 3-2-1...The Rocket Pen! Launch your creativity! Ships with the Space Pen refill. Parker compatible!
Inspired by Rockets. 3-2-1...The Rocket Pen! Launch your creativity! Ships with the Space Pen refill. Parker compatible!
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3-2-1...Launch Your Creativity with the Rocket Pen! 

Inspired by rockets, the Rocket Pen + Launch Pad is a sleek click pen that is machined from solid alloy aluminum for a one-piece pen body. No screw-on tip! 

The Rocket Pen is designed to be:

  • Parker Compatible
  • Comfortable
  • Compact 
  • Tough

Write in Zero Gravity!

The Rocket Pen ships with the Fisher Space Pen refill (of course), so you can write in space or any terrestrial angle.

 

With several successful Kickstarter projects under my belt, a click pen continues to be one of the most requested pen designs.

 "Anti-Gravity" Feature  

The Rocket Pen has an "Anti-Gravity" feature, a flat edge on the pen body to prevent the pen from rolling!
The flat edge also makes a great finger grip while writing!

 

 The flat edge prevents the pen rolling and provides a great grip!

 

The Rocket Pen Prototype Specifications: 

  • LENGTH: 4.99"
  • DIAMETER: .619" 
  • WEIGHT: 2.0 oz (aluminum)
  • CLICKER: SKM 88
  • INK REFILL: Parker Compatible (ships with Fisher Space Pen #SPR)
Launch Pad Prototype Specifications:
  • HEIGHT: 1.08"  
  • DIAMETER: 1.36"  
  • WEIGHT: 2.3 oz (aluminum)

 

 

 

 

 

The Rocket Pen will be made in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Risks and challenges

I have successfully delivered several other Kickstarter pen projects, including:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/tactical-marker-pen
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/carbon-fiber-g2-pen

The 'Rocket Pen' will be made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which eliminates the issue of dealing with out of state machine shops and shipping logistics.
Production costs and allowances have already been established.

My machinists experience and successful delivery of other Kickstarter projects, gives me great insight to production considerations, e.g. how to design the 'Rocket Pen' and time effective production and delivery.

The material used for the 'Rocket Pen' have good availability and are not subject to extreme pricing spikes or shortages.

If I need to ramp up production speed or in the unlikely event I get hit by a bus, I have another local machine shop that will assist.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    **EARLY BIRD** ROCKETEER (ALUMINUM)

    One (1) Aluminum Rocket Pen and One (1) Aluminum Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    **LATE EARLY BIRD** ROCKETEER (ALUMINUM)

    One (1) Aluminum Rocket Pen and One (1) Aluminum Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

    *This reward added 07/02/2017. Not quite the EARLY BIRD, but still a great pledge level!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    ROCKETEER (ALUMINUM)

    One (1) Aluminum Rocket Pen and One (1) Aluminum Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

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    MERCURY LAUNCH (COPPER)

    One (1) Copper Rocket Pen and One (1) Copper Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

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    GEMINI LAUNCH (DOUBLE ALUMINUM)

    Two (2) Aluminum Rocket Pen and Two (2) Aluminum Launch Pads with Two (2) Space Pen refills.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    APOLLO LAUNCH (MIX ALUMINUM+COPPER)

    One (1) Copper Rocket Pen and One (1) Copper Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill AND One (1) Aluminum Rocket Pen and One (1) Aluminum Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    SPACE X LAUNCH (MAGNESIUM) **LIMITED**

    SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT!
    One (1) Magnesium Rocket Pen and One (1) Magnesium Launch Pad with One (1) Space Pen refill.

    *This reward added 06/30/2017

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