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Space Pen

April 19th 2006 03:51
Space Pens
Space Pens
The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions.

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found
out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity. (Ink won't flow down
to the writing surface) In order to solve this problem, they

hired Andersen Consulting (Accenture today).
It took them one decade and 12 million dollars.They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, under water, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

The Russians used a pencil...
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Comment by Sara

April 19th 2006 12:12
I love it! hehe, i want to also point out that the pen works at 300 degrees C, can a human even survive in that sort of tempreture?

Comment by Cibbuano

April 19th 2006 12:32
those crafty russians!

still, that's a pretty damn good pen..

Comment by Anonymous

December 20th 2009 16:59
Wrong. Both the Russians and NASA switched to using biros.
Pencil sharpenings would have caused all sorts of havic in zero-G.

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