[time-nuts] Standards for units

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Tue Apr 3 22:28:32 EDT 2007


An Arianne 5 rocket had to be destroyed with its cargo when it veered 
off course because of a faulty conversion from English to metric in the 
guidance software. What a bummer!
I hate it when that happens!!!

Didier KO4BB

Brooke Clarke wrote:
> Hi:
>
> There was a recent incident when a passenger aircraft (maybe Canada) had 
> to make an emergency landing because of a wrong metric - English 
> conversion resulted in not enough fuel to get to the destination. 
>   





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