NASA ingenuity

Dave Payn

Active Member
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered
that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the
problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a
pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost
any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below
freezing to 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.


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ah those crazy russians... when will they learn? It's not about achieving the purpose, it's about making something the Gadget Shop can sell!

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