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OntarioCanuck
Posted 1/13/2021 18:47 (#8748793 - in reply to #8748752)
Subject: RE: Why metric?


North of London

And did you know NASA used metric to get there?
They just converted back to the old system for US astronauts to see.

https://ukma.org.uk/why-metric/myths/metric-internationally/the-moon-landings/

Contrary to urban myth, NASA did use the metric system for the Apollo Moon landings. SI units were used for arguably the most critical part of the missions – the calculations that were carried out by the Lunar Module’s onboard Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) during the computer-controlled phases of the spacecraft’s descent to the surface of the Moon, and for the journey of the Ascent stage of the craft during its return to lunar orbit, where it would rendezvous with the Command and Service Module (CSM).

 

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