But I'll bet that pen was pretty sweet!!!

But I'll bet that pen was pretty sweet!!! | Y U NO JUST USE A PENCIL | image tagged in nasa stupidity,memes,space pen,funny,wasting money,space | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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11,613 views, 163 upvotes, Made by Raydog 17 months ago nasa stupiditymemesspace penfunnywasting moneyspace
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Philosoraptor Meme | BUT COULD THEY DEVELOP A PEN THAT ACTUALLY WAS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD? | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
That's pretty funny.
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IMPOSSIBRU | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Thanks Bro.
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SORRY NOT LOOKING TO GO TO WAR OVER IT. SPESHLY W/ SOMEONE WHO CD SQUASH ME LIKE A BUG. BUT FAX IZ FAX. | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
"Urban legend pen zero gravity" sorry raybro (hey socrates just hitchin a ride placementwise) :D
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Steve Harvey Meme | BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP SPACE PENS BEING SOLD ON THE MARKET | image tagged in memes,steve harvey | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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The novelty of them being space pens might well suffice. *I* think it'd be pretty cool to have one. Sorry if i'm missing ur point.
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ALL DO HAVE POINTS | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Nothing missed. lol
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lol ok thanks :D
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Oh crud this won't send dawg a notice. *sigh* I'm new ok? lol :-p
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Like anyone gives a f**k.
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Sum dew some don't. It's not nearly as serious as cancer. Trust me on that. :D
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Welp, I did some reasearch and found this info :P
Originally, NASA astronauts, like the Soviet cosmonauts, used pencils, according to NASA historians. In fact, NASA ordered 34 mechanical pencils from Houston's Tycam Engineering Manufacturing, Inc., in 1965. They paid $4,382.50 or $128.89 per pencil. When these prices became public, there was an outcry and NASA scrambled to find something cheaper for the astronauts to use.
Pencils may not have been the best choice anyway. The tips flaked and broke off, drifting in microgravity where they could potentially harm an astronaut or equipment. And pencils are flammable--a quality NASA wanted to avoid in onboard objects after the Apollo 1 fire.
Paul C. Fisher and his company, the Fisher Pen Company, reportedly invested $1 million to create what is now commonly known as the space pen. None of this investment money came from NASA's coffers--the agency only became involved after the pen was dreamed into existence. In 1965 Fisher patented a pen that could write upside-down, in frigid or roasting conditions (down to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit or up to 400 degrees F), and even underwater or in other liquids. If too hot, though, the ink turned green instead of its normal blue.
That same year, Fisher offered the AG-7 "Anti-Gravity" Space Pen to NASA. Because of the earlier mechanical pencil fiasco, NASA was hesitant. But, after testing the space pen intensively, the agency decided to use it on spaceflights beginning in 1967.
Unlike most ballpoint pens, Fisher's pen does not rely on gravity to get the ink flowing. The cartridge is instead pressurized with nitrogen at 35 pounds per square inch. This pressure pushes the ink toward the tungsten carbide ball at the pen's tip.
The ink, too, differs from that of other pens. Fisher used ink that stays a gellike solid until the movement of the ballpoint turns it into a fluid. The pressurized nitrogen also prevents air from mixing with the ink so it cannot evaporate or oxidize.
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:)
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Ikr
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Nice Icon! Congrats on 10 mill
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It's been there since I got the last icon....
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That's what i say about the new icon. Take a bow meow! :D
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You monster!!
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Nothing! :D
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Gumby acid trip. He tripped and fell into a vat of acid.
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Umm inaccurate. 12 billion? Not even close. Google is your friend.
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I love the new symbol
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Let's just say you have no idea the trouble they had making a usable pencil sharpener. Now off i go to Snopes. Nothing personal. :D
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Is that (reason for more tragedies) speculation on ur part? I googled but was too tired to stick with it. In any case the bogus story shdn't be labeled true. Love ya Raydog! U da ma! Please don't hurt me!! :-p
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I'd never Diss Raydog, but as I try to learn something new each day, this is one that came across my desk years ago. That's why I upvote and move on, usually. Enjoy the old classics. I'm waiting to see how he handles Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky.

The graphic causing the tragedies is pure hyperbole, as far as I know. Any story is good, no matter how far fetched, if you can make it believable. The part about Graphite floating loose in a space capsule is a real problem, but not the cause of the Russian tragedies, to my knowledge. Most of it was the mindset of beating America into space and shoddy workmanship. One of the things I point out: you can't expect quality from slave labor.
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One reason why it's VERY important to close the inner hatch before flushing the space toilet.
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Haha, nice one. ;)
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The other part of the story is that the Russians DID use pencils. I doubt we actually spent $12 billion. In the 1960s this was an impossibly large number. ;)
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Some of them...
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What about anti-gravity led pencils?
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thats what russia did, 4reel(used pencil)
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It was not billions they spent on a pen, or prove me wrong. Nasa has a nice budget, and nerds can get carried away, but also here there are limits.
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Yup. See (currently) 3rd comment from the top.
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the Russians used pencils, but the Americans didn't want to be like Them Dirty Ruskies
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I can relate. I spent 9 years as an executive chef, and when I'd do inventory in the freezer the ink in my pen would quickly seize up and the pen wouldn't work. So I learned to always take a pencil. If I'd only known I could have just gotten a twelve billion dollar pen from NASA...
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Lol
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This be Murica!!! (And thats with 3 Capitalized exclamation marks.)
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but everythinf freezes at -300 degrees
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TLDR.
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The next sentence said, "the Russians just used a pencil."
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THE RUSSIANS USED A PENCIL - Meme Fresh, 15 years ago
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Where exactly are you getting your economical figures? I would like a direct source please so that I may verify the validity of the information provided to me.
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mostly true, and once again it wont let me post memes... wtf? anyway here is the true story - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/
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Aawww did I make the little troll angry when I made a meme about her??? LOL Do your best little b**ch...you got nuthin'...LMAO
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I just stole that, if that is alright! :D
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Help yourself...I got it from Ghostofchurch...LOL
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I'm gonna start downvoting this if you keep spamming it.
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Don't try to play the victim...I down vote ALL spammers.
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