The Truth About the Million-Dollar Space Pen

“NASA spend lots of money and time to create a pen that could use in space, on the other hand, their rival Soviet just used a pencil” You’ve probably heard this story, but is it true? Here is the truth about the space pen!

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Sources:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-fisher-space-pen-boldly-writes-where-no-man-has-written-before-1020748/?no-ist=
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Aldrin, Buzz. With Abraham, Ken. Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon. New York: Harmony Books, 2009. pp. 45-46.

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