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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 9 July 2004 
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  • Keep it Simple
    by Kevin Knight
    July 2004
    During the heat of the space race in the 1960's, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided it needed a ballpoint 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 pen worked and also enjoyed some modest success as a novelty item back here on earth. The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil.
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