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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
07-28-2019, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2019 11:02 PM by cdmackay.)
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(07-26-2019 07:06 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Yes, the USA spent millions on the pressurized pen technology. When we docked with the Russian Soyuz, we discovered that the Russian Cosmonauts just used pencils.

It's a nice story, but it is just a joke.

Both the US & Russians used pencils initially, and both switched later to pressurised pens to avoid the problems with graphite pencils, notably bits breaking off (large and small) and floating around in the free-fall environment [note I didn't say weightless Smile].

You probably knew that already Smile

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary - Dan - 07-21-2019, 07:24 AM
RE: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary - smp - 07-21-2019, 01:32 PM
RE: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary - ijabbott - 07-21-2019, 08:26 PM
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