But getting back to the original post...
It didn't cost that much, but there IS a space age pen, and it WILL write in outer space (I've tried it in an extreme vacuum) and the advertisement on the box says:
ÒThe Space Pen was developed for use in Outer Space. It writes instantly in any position at temperatures from -50 degrees to +400 degrees F. It is used by both the Americans and Russians on all manned Space Flights. For the average individual who uses a pen for ordinary handwriting, there is no cleaner, more dependable writing instrument anywhere on Earth.Ó
Made by Fisher Pen Co. Uses a pressurized ink capsule. Will write upside down as well as down side down.