Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today's funny :o)

Ball Point Pens !!
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point 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 C.

The Russians used a pencil...



  1. Replies
    1. Sometimes we can overthink a simple solution! LOL!

  2. Old story and the numbers are way off - more like 2 million and the result was the Fisher Space Pen.
    Russian solution was/is correct but graphite leaves particles floating around which tend to foul up air fittings and such. How much are astronauts worth?

    1. Hmmm - that is something to think about! My Dad had one of those Space Pens when he worked for Rockwell (wonder whatever happened to it)....

    2. Here is the wiki about this,

    3. Thanks for posting that link, Jon! Good info!