[time-nuts] Standards for units
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!!!
Brooke Clarke wrote:
> 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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