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NASA

More Poor Excuses On NASA's Fear of the Metric System

Constellation program - NASA do not convert again - are they sane?

Draft NASA Constellation Program Management Directive Regarding Use of English Units of Measure


"3. RATIONALE: This directive defines and communicates a consistent approach to the use of engineering units throughout CxP. The program conducted an extensive and detailed effort to implement a primary SI units based system for design, analysis, test and operations while allowing English units for most of the hardware.

NASA criticised for sticking to imperial units

The metric/imperial mixup destroyed Mars Climate Orbiter

by: NewScientist

Paul Marks


NASA's decision to engineer its replacement for the space shuttle using imperial measurement units rather than metric could derail efforts to develop a globalised civilian space industry, says a leading light in the nascent commercial spaceflight sector.

"We in the private sector are doing everything possible to create a global market with as much commonality and interoperability as possible," says Mike Gold of the US firm Bigelow Aerospace, which hopes to fly commercial space stations in orbit. "But NASA still can't make the jump to metric."

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