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    Default The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions

    When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space,
    they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity.
    (Ink won't flow down to the writing surface)

    In order to solve this problem, they hired Andersen Consulting (Accenture today).
    It took them one decade and 12 million dollars.
    They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, under water,
    in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from
    below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

    The Russians used a pencil...

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    Default Re: The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions

    Isn't this very oooold news?

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    Default Re: The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions

    hahaha, maybe they scared people rub away the pencil marks

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    Default Re: The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions

    It's an urban legend from what I heard.

    http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

    The lead and wood in pencils can cause a fire hazard or the broken lead tip can cause malfunctions. Both US and Russia used pencils initially but both eventually ended up using the same pen
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    Default Re: The Difference Between Focus on Problems, and Focus on Solutions

    why not a thin tip felt pen?


    edit: i think the ink might freeze in cold condition.
    Last edited by satay16; 28th July 2007 at 10:44 PM.

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