One of the great things about my Space Pen, in addition to being able to write in zero gravity, up-side down and on almost any surface, is that it’s very small and can be carried in my pocket. The pen itself is about 9cm long, but it has a cap that is about three quarters the length of the pen, so when you place the cap on the top of the pan the whole thing is a pleasant size to write with.
Under normal circumstances this is a very good thing, but yesterday something went wrong.
The cap has been pushed too tightly onto the pen and now I can’t remove it.
I’ve tried everything up to and including wrenching it apart with a pair of pliers and leaving it in boiling water in the hope that the cap might expand and loosen. As yet all I have achieved is some nasty tool marks on the pen.
If anyone has any suggestions about how to remove the cap from my Space Pen I’d love to hear them in the comments. In the mean time I’ve been reduced to using a non NASA approved pen for all of my writing needs and I’m not happy with the experience.