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Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

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mbrixius
2104 days ago
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leiter420
2102 days ago
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Good example of not trusting the Internet at face value
DGA51
2104 days ago
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I've been around long enough to remember when there were advertisements for "the space pen that writes upside down" in the Sunday supplements of newspapers. Yes, I even remember newspapers. As for putting the story to rest -- it's a zombie and no matter how many times you kill it, it keeps on shambling back.
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HarlandCorbin
2104 days ago
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Yay for putting this old story to rest!
blaisepascal
2104 days ago
Given that this old story has been "put to rest" dozens of times before, I doubt that this will be the last.
mwclarkson
2104 days ago
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"because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about"
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Foom! Flaming Rocket Sled Tests Parachute For Mars Spacecraft

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Watch the video above to the two-minute mark (and beyond) and we guarantee a brilliant start to your Friday. “Enter Sandman” indeed, Metallica. Look past the flames and thrust, however, and you will see a parachute test in action that could help spacecraft land safely on Mars one day.

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mbrixius
2352 days ago
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How do you test s supersonic parachute? ROCKET SLED!
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