The Fisher Space Pen : pen that writes in zero gravity

Now think who is smart Americans Or Russians...!!!?

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, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 degrees Celsius.

The Russians used a pencil.


This joke is based on an urban legend. The Fisher company might have invested $1 million in developing the space pen, but none of the money came from NASA. NASA did pay $4,382.50 for 34 pencils in 1965 (that is about $129 per pencil). Anyway, you can read about the whole story here if you are interested.

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