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Write with a rocket ship pen...for $20,000

These limited-edition Astrograph pens are a pricey writing tool, complete with spacey stands and little moon men.

Write to-do lists like an astronaut with this stylish rocket pen.

Photo by MB&F

Texting and emailing have almost made penmanship a lost skill, but these geeky and elegant Astrograph writing instruments may encourage people to write long letters by hand once again.

Created by fine-pen maker Caran d'Ache and horological lab MB&F, Astrograph pens are a work of spacey art. It's no wonder, considering Caran D'Ache pens have already been used on the International Space Station.

The curved design of the Astrograph pen resembles the shape of a space rocket, and contains 99 components. The pen is available as either a roller or fountain pen and features a rhodium-plated 18k gold nib.

The pen has three legs the allow it to stand, and there is a miniature ladder on its side. If that wasn't cool enough, the Astrograph pen also comes with a magnetized, rhodium-plated silver spaceman that can be attached to the pen's ladder. Plus everything comes a box that looks like a launchpad.

All you have to do is shell out $19,900 (£16,263, AU$25,915) plus shipping and handling, and the pen is all yours.

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