[Rushtalk] (Gub'mint) Rocket science

Steven Laib slaib at att.net
Mon Dec 19 18:33:20 MST 2016

Sometimes low tech is cheaper and just as good as high tech.  It just goes to show who was thinking and who was in the business of spending taxpayer money.   

    On Monday, December 19, 2016 2:55 PM, Stephen Frye <stephen.frye at outlook.com> wrote:

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Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 10:50 AM
To: rushtalk at csdco.com
Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] (Gub'mint) Rocket science    Actually so did NASA but pencils do not do well in zero G either. The graphite would not stay on the paper very well. The solution was the "Space Pen" invented by Fisher independently and NASA bought them for $6 each.

On 12/19/2016 1:32 PM, John Quayle wrote: 
When NASA started sending astronauts into space they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, Congress approved a program and NASA scientists spent a decade and over 165 million developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

The Russians used a pencil.......

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