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Wednesday, 17 January 2007 07:52

NASA goes metric for Moon missions

Every country in the world has adopted the metric system for its units of measurements except for Liberia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and the United States. The people of the United States tried to convert to metric—mostly in the 1960s and 1970s (remember metrification?)—but it failed miserably. However, to avoid confusion, minimize safety concerns, and support international cooperation, NASA has decided to use the metric units for all operations with respect to its new lunar initiatives.

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