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The Fisher AG-7 "Anti-Gravity" Space Pen !



 
 
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Old August 4th 07, 03:55 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
John[_19_]
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wrote:

I have been using Fischer Space Pens all of my life. Although NASA
spent "millions" on the development, the pen has practical uses on the
ground. SInce it is pressurized you can write while lying down or even
upside down. You cannot do that with a regular ballpoint pen.

Matthew Ota


Fischer developed the pen at their cost of several million. NASA had no
part in the development, other than testing the pen to make sure that it
worked as it was supposed to.
PS the Russian space agency also use the Fischer pen.
PPS Google is your friend.
John
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Old August 4th 07, 03:56 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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" wrote:

I have been using Fischer Space Pens all of my life. Although NASA
spent "millions" on the development,...


The point of the post to which you responded was that NASA did *not* pay
for the development of the pen. It was a strictly commercial product,
with no government funding involved. NASA paid a few bucks per pen to
buy them, just like any other customer.

As it happens, the Soviet space agency was also a customer.
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Old August 4th 07, 04:55 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On Aug 3, 9:04 pm, Fred J. McCall wrote:
" wrote:

:
:I have been using Fischer Space Pens all of my life. Although NASA
:spent "millions" on the development, the pen has practical uses on the
:ground. SInce it is pressurized you can write while lying down or even
:upside down. You cannot do that with a regular ballpoint pen.
:

Just how much demand is there in your life for writing upside down?

Have you considered using a pencil?

--
"Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar
territory."
--G. Behn


Ah, but having a Space Pen compels you to write upside down ;-)

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Old August 4th 07, 07:41 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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Alan Anderson wrote:
NASA paid a few bucks per pen to
buy them, just like any other customer.

$2.95 per pen.
http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

Pat
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Old June 17th 19, 01:21 PM posted to sci.space.history
Matthew Ota[_2_]
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On Friday, August 3, 2007 at 9:04:07 PM UTC-7, Fred J. McCall wrote:
" wrote:

:
:I have been using Fischer Space Pens all of my life. Although NASA
:spent "millions" on the development, the pen has practical uses on the
:ground. SInce it is pressurized you can write while lying down or even
:upside down. You cannot do that with a regular ballpoint pen.
:

Just how much demand is there in your life for writing upside down?

Have you considered using a pencil?


--
"Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar
territory."
--G. Behn


I write upside down and sideways. I also can use it to write underwater.
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Old June 17th 19, 04:29 PM posted to sci.space.history
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On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:21:29 AM UTC-4, Matthew Ota wrote:
I write upside down and sideways. I also can use it to write underwater.


The Soviets came up with their own solution, they used a pencil.

That also made it easier for the commissars to "edit" out any entries that didn't toe the official Party Line.

Regards,
John Braungart

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Old June 19th 19, 03:28 AM posted to sci.space.history
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The best news is it can go through the washer and dryer without
ruining clothes.

Ask me how I know.

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:21:28 -0700 (PDT), Matthew Ota
wrote:

On Friday, August 3, 2007 at 9:04:07 PM UTC-7, Fred J. McCall wrote:


" wrote:

:
:I have been using Fischer Space Pens all of my life. Although NASA
:spent "millions" on the development, the pen has practical uses on the
:ground. SInce it is pressurized you can write while lying down or even
:upside down. You cannot do that with a regular ballpoint pen.
:

Just how much demand is there in your life for writing upside down?

Have you considered using a pencil?


--
"Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar
territory."
--G. Behn


I write upside down and sideways. I also can use it to write underwater.



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Old June 25th 19, 01:41 PM posted to sci.space.history
David Spain
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On 6/18/2019 10:28 PM, Paul Resch wrote:
The best news is it can go through the washer and dryer without
ruining clothes.

Ask me how I know.


LOL

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Old July 10th 19, 08:50 PM posted to sci.space.history
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Default The Fisher AG-7 "Anti-Gravity" Space Pen !

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:41:05 AM UTC-4, David Spain wrote:
On 6/18/2019 10:28 PM, Paul Resch wrote:
The best news is it can go through the washer and dryer without
ruining clothes.

Ask me how I know.


LOL


indeed :-)
 




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