Slashdot has an interesting little blurb about how NASA has decided to use the metric system for future lunar missions. When is the US going to convert to metric and just get it over with?
NASA has decided to use the metric system for its new lunar missions. NASA hopes that metrication will allow easier international participation and safer missions. The loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter was blamed on an error converting between English units and metric units. ‘When we made the announcement at the meeting, the reps for the other space agencies all gave a little cheer,’ said a NASA official.