Fax Me To The Moon

Back in the late 1970s the Air Force wanted a fax machine that could withstand subzero temperatures, monsoons and nuclear blasts. It took 11 years to develop; now the AF is getting 173 Litton fax machines that, by the estimation of Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, have cost $668,208 per unit. While the AF says the super faxes cost only $411,000 each, experts note that common $1,000 faxes now have nearly all the abilities of the special model.