Did The Soviets Really One-Up NASA's Space Pen With A Pencil?

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A popular meme floating around the internet goes something like this: "In the 1960s, NASA spent several years and millions of dollars developing a pen that could write in outer space. When faced with the same problem, the Soviets just used a pencil." It's a story of a legendary face-palm, but is it really true? Get the real story in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff November 10, 2016