Why Pencil is not used in Space

I love 3 idiots way too much. I saw the headline on the reader, and jumped too high.
Interesting facts though. I honestly did not know its for real, and not made up for the movie.

Toh laakhon dollar kharch karne ke Baad, scientists ne aesa pen izaad kiya – jisse koi bhi angle, koi bhi temperature, zero gravity me, ham likh sakte hai.

Agar space me pencil ki tip tut jaati hai toh zero gravity me ghumte rahegi, kisi ke aankh me jaa sakti hai, kisi ke naak me jaa sakti hai, instrument panel me jaa sakti hai.


I am so happy to be back here after a break guys.. missed you all…

Many of us would have heard a fact about using a pencil instead of a pen in space. Just a go through this fact.

During the initial space flights, Russia as well as NASA discovered that biro pens didn’t work under zero gravity conditions.

To solve this problem NASA spent 6 years and $2 million in designing a pen for use in space.

But Russia used a Pencil.

This tale with its message of simplicity and thrift floats around the world in 1960’s and even made NASA to follow this idea of using a Pencil in space. But using a Pencil in space was a wrong idea. Here’s the conclusion scientists made:

  • The graphite in the Pencil has a tendency to cause explosions or fire.
  • A Pencil is made up of wood particles which again…

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  2. Sid says:

    😂 3 idiots, I remember watching it when I was a kid. And the most highlighted memory of the movie is when my mom closed my eyes with her hands during the pregnancy seen. 😂

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Hahah. Lol, didn’t happen with me, maybe because my parents are doctors. Infact, we had watched the Thursday night preview show, and then they sent me again with my grandparents to watch it on Monday!

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  3. Haha, I read the post. Amazingly informative!
    And of course the 3 idiots movie is for sure one of my favourite Bollywood films.

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Noooo. You don’t understanndddd. It’s like my THE favorite film. Like, my second favourite is miles behind. Like, it’s my oxygen. It’s it’s more than a film it’s everything.

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      1. Okay okay, I get it! 😁

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