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The Truth About the Million-Dollar Space Pen

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Published on Nov 8, 2016

"NASA spend lots of money and time to create a pen that could use in space, on the other hand, their rival Soviet just used a pencil" You've probably heard this story, but is it true? Here is the truth about the space pen!

Hosted by Hank Green

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Sources:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cu...
https://www.google.com/patents/US3285228
http://www.thespacereview.com/archive... http://www.audiologyonline.com/interv... http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts...
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http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apoll...
Aldrin, Buzz. With Abraham, Ken. Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon. New York: Harmony Books, 2009. pp. 45-46.

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