30 Space Myths We Should All Stop Believing

The Million Dollar Space Pen

10. The Million Dollar Space Pen

There’s a joke that’s been doing the rounds for years that NASA spent millions to develop a pen that could write in space whereas the Soviets were smarter and brought pencils. However, NASA proved that they too used pencils by showing the public the receipts of purchase.

So, where did this story originate from? The company that actually developed a pen that cost so much was the Fisher Pen Company, that designed and developed a pen for $ 1 million. The reason, why it cost so much, was because it was an anti-gravity pen!

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