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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 C.

    ¬*The Russians used a pencil.

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    One of my Uncles sent that around to everyone a little while ago.

    Another one of my Uncles "Replied to all" a VERY detailed explanation as to how NASA got the deal of the century on those pens.

    I'll spare you all the details.
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    Hey, I own three of those pens...
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    If it weren't for the space programs, I would have never gotten any Tang.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tiger 23:
    Hey, I own three of those pens... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>$2.95 each in 1968. NASA bought 400, I don't remember how many the Soviets bought.
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