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BlueSky
01-10-2009, 05:47 PM
I am always suspicious about stories like this.

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work
at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million.

They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface

including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do...??

They used a pencil...

mr ed
01-10-2009, 05:54 PM
false
http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

A*lil*Loopy
01-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Have one of those Fisher pens, works ok but nothing to get excited about.

BlueSky
01-10-2009, 07:34 PM
They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface

including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do...??

They used a pencil...

I was wondering where one would sit down and calmly write a letter in 300 degree Celsius weather.

Dear Mom,

Greetings from hell!
Wish you were here.

borntoraisehell
01-11-2009, 06:17 PM
Do you believe Galileo actually made it to crash into Jupiter?