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Your comic got me to look up to see if the old joke was real or not. Apparently not really. There is a space pen, but it wasn’t developed by NASA nor on their dime. Both Americans and Russians started off with the pencil, but both later adopted the “space pen” since it was more reliable.
I think you’re mistaking this with xkcd.
Too soon man. Too soon.
In Russia, space kill you!
The Soviet Union: greatest threat to space faring dogs since 1957.
Where’s the Facebook “Laik” button for this?
It’s the unfriend button.
Pencils are dangerous as graphite fragments could short circuit the computers if they were to get lodged inside.
Jump in a pool of electrified dog puke and tell me that it’s not conductive.
Well… Anything can be conductive, just whether or not it’s good at it is the problem.
The puke’s getting cold.
The American Space Pen was created by a private company and donated to NASA astronauts. 50 years later, the company is still selling them to the public. I have one, and its the best pen ever made. Seriously, smooth as silk to write with.
Russia has a space museum. It’s pretty awesome and has a little display just for Laika and the other dogs.
I went there last year.
The strip about human coin toss is one of the funniest ever. I actually laughed out loud.
I think these comics are absolutely hilarious, so you have no idea how flattering it is to read that (or to get runner-up). Thanks.
Meanwhile, in some alternate universe: On a joint venture, NASA and Russia spends $200 million to develop a dog to write in space.
Then in Soviet Russia, the dog kills them. With a pen.
Doesn’t make any sense.
NASA did not develop said pen. It was developed by private business, and even Roscosmos buys these pens (they were using special sort of pencils before).
Laika was killed because of overheating, but it wasn’t planned to get bitch back on Earth.
Roscosmos has a lot of different space technologies some of which are arguably superiour to NASA’s. Just take space toilet example. Both toilets on ISS are produced by Russia. Well, even Gagarin had some facilities in his capsule, and unlike Alan Shepard who pissed like a baby before launch Gagarin used them (probably because he was interested to try it, before launch following old pilots tradition he had wet the bus wheel since rocket has no wheels).
Is joke, you laugh, or politburo come take away family.
To be fair, the Soviets didn’t mean to kill her.
They sent up a guard dog to keep us away and have the moon for themselves.
If you have not already read it, I highly recommend the graphic novel “Laika” by Nick Abadzis
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