Devon Island Expedition

Devon Island Expedition
This blog features educational updates on my Devon Island Expedition of July 14-20, 2007. Other sites:,

Friday, February 22, 2008

Article in Commerce Magazine


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Matt Wronkiewicz said...

I saw that you mentioned the old NASA pen vs. Russian pencil analogy in the article. I think you might want to read up on the history of the Fisher space pen, because it's a very good example of the kind of space commercialization you are trying to pull off. The pen was created by an American inventor without any NASA funding. He then sold his pens to NASA and the general public. I have also heard that the cosmonauts use them now instead of pencils, but you would know better than I if they do or not.

Gaetano Marano said...


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Leroy Chiao said...

Thank you Matt! Even long-time insiders get it wrong sometimes!

Leroy Chiao