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Subject: Re: LF: Units
From: "Graham" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:17:05 +0100
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It was a recent mars mission, half the guidance software was in metric and the other was in imperial , the problem was neither actually knew it a the time .. and its either on its way, as noted in the hitch hikers guide, to the cafe at the end of the universe or its the cause of mars surface crater N + 1 , where N is a big number !
Our submarines sail with two sets of spanners , metric for 'our' bits and
imperial for those items that originate slightly more to the west !
G ..

From: "Peter Dodd" <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 10:04 PM
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Subject: LF: Units

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.
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.


Peter, G3LDO

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