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maggiebee | 19:45 Thu 26th Oct 2017 | Jokes
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When NASA started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work at zero gravity.

To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that wrote at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300C. The Russians used a pencil.

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Some people just don't get the point !
04:45 Fri 27th Oct 2017
That sounds about write,!....
One of the great urban myths. Apparently it's not true which is a shame as I used to tell it to my pupils as an example of lateral thinking.
Yes it is false.
https://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp
Both USA and Russia used pencils initially but they broke up needed sharpening and left bits floating around the space station.
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Of course it's just an urban myth - that's why it's in Jokes.
Some people just don't get the point !
what sharp wit ! not to put a fine point on it...

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