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From: Peter Dodd <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:04:27 +0100
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Andy Talbot wrote:
The only country that doesn't oficially use the Metric system is the
USA, along with two tiny ones whose names don't come to mind.
I think Myanmar and Liberia.
 And
look what not using it cost the Nasa space programme!
How were these costs incurred? I have a detailed document describing the first United States manned orbital space flight and that was done using ft, inches, Lbs, degrees F etc, but that was in 1962. I find it hard to believe the use the same units these days.
Modern USA scientific literature seems to be metric.

Regards

Peter, G3LDO




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