• Question: What happens when you use a pen in space? will the ink float?

    Asked by victoria & jake to Andrew on 15 Dec 2015.
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      Andrew Winnard answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      Normal pens dont work in space because you need gravity to pull the ink downwards. NASA has a space pen that uses pressure to force the ink out, the Russians just used a pencil 😉