Resolve problems in a simple way

Saturday, March 18, 2006

An inspirational & funny story ...

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

And what did the Russians do ?

They used a pencil.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Marc said...

Although this is funny, it's also untrue. An urban myth. :)

Check out snopes.com for a fuller story.

3:04 AM  

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