OpenSolaris Space Pen

You might have heard a joke where NASA spends millions of dollars to develop an ink pen that can write in zero gravity, and Russians simply use a pencil!

Today I got (as part of OpenSolaris contributor award) a Fisher Space Pen engraved with 'OpenSolaris Contributor 2006'. It is apparently a real thing! not a joke. Its manual - as if to refute the joke - tells in all caps, "... invented pressurized space pen in 1965 at NO COST to NASA". Further it says, ".. since 1967 they have been used on all manned space flights (American and Russian).." More details on NASA site
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I got mine today too. It really is an amazing pen. Perhaps the best freebe I've ever recieved.

Posted by benr on July 13, 2006 at 06:35 PM PDT #

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