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    In soviet russia we use common sense

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by raphaterz View Post
    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.
    The russians didn't invent anything.

    awesome.


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    The story is actually bullshit
    As a Russian I'm disappointed it's bullshit.
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    NO! IN SOVIET RUSSIA, COMMON SENSE USES YOU!

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    WIN!
    lol I didn't know that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casavir View Post
    WIN!
    lol I didn't know that
    read what paro said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raphaterz View Post
    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.
    Actually, wrong. US would use pencils as well, but they saw how dangerous a floating point if broken off of a pencil would be dangerous to the health. Also the pencils have a flammable problem as well. So, no.. the Russians was also trying to figure out the same problem. Second of all, NASA didn't invented the pen, it was an American company. NASA and the USSR space agency found out about the pen and adopted it.

    You can read more here: Space Pen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you're going to make NASA look stupid at least try and get some good solid facts.
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    my friend just sent me this on facebook, jeez

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    Quote Originally Posted by barklolbark View Post
    NO! IN SOVIET RUSSIA, COMMON SENSE USES YOU!
    i came into this thread specifically to say that, and it's already been said :c