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Writing-Pens-Urban LegendsThis would’ve been a great example for writers regarding simplicity…

NASA spent 1.5 million dollars developing a pen to write in space in 1960. Russian cosmonauts instead decided to use pencils.

…It would be, except it isn’t true. It is one of those urban legends. Both space explorers used pencils at first. The Fisher “space” pen was developed by Paul C. Fisher using his own money. In 1967 he sold 400 pens to NASA for $ 2.95 each.

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