[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric?
vk3jed at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 18:21:11 PST 2007
At 07:49 AM 1/21/2007, Edward R. Cole wrote:
>So for the lunar project NASA is saying if you are participating then it
>will be in metric (suppliers listen up)! Good Move!
Excellent move, if you ask me! :)
>To bad the US Govt cannot get with it. The way one converts (minds) is in
>the education of youth! It will take two generations to accomplish.
Well, all but 3 countries in the world have done it on an official
basis, according to Wikipedia. It's a short term pain for longer
term gains in efficiency when dealing with the international
community... And it is a global economy nowadays, so it seems silly
to have to work in two systems (one for US, one for the rest of the world).
73 de VK3JED
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