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When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity.

To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

The Russians used a pencil.




Actually, this is an urban myth. If you use a pencil, bits of graphite will break off and float around, causing havoc with the electrical equipment that keeps you alive. Apparently, ordinary biros DO work perfecly well most of the time anyway. Then again, NASA did spend a ridiculous amount of money developing the 'astronaut pen'. Makes a good story though...

 

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