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Understanding Engineers, Take 10

Sunday,  04/04/04  11:44 AM

Yet another in our ongoing attempts to understand engineers:

During the heat of the space race in the 1960's, NASA decided it needed a ball point pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules.

After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of $1 million.

The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil.

Note: if you think this series has run its course, sorry.  There are about 1010 engineer jokes in existence.