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6 Jul
Space Trivia

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat,  6 Jul 96 21:58:51 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Space Trivia

Forwarded-by: (Kit Rawson)
Forwarded-by: (Brett Parker)

During  the heat of the space race in the 1960's, the U.S. National
Aeronautics and Space Administration decided it needed a ball point
pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules.
After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was
developed at a cost of $1 million u.s. the pen worked and also enjoyed
some modest success as a novelty item back here on earth.

The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil.

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