God dammit America.. . iie In 1999 NASA lost a Mars orbiter, because half afte project staff and the othe' r half used.. Metric system best system
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God dammit America.

iie
In 1999 NASA lost a
Mars orbiter,
because half afte project staff
and the othe' r half used.
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#1 - dargent (07/27/2014) [+] (22 replies)
I think that's ******** . In important things like this Space programs, military operations etc. Americans use metric.
User avatar #4 to #1 - aririnkitaku (07/27/2014) [-]
Unfortunately, it really did happen (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter)
#15 - tumblrpyrofox (07/28/2014) [+] (12 replies)
Sending stuff to the moon is stupid.
its wasting money WHy dont we just shoot money to the moon its the same thing
We could be spending money for more cats on the internets and money for sexy shipping stories
#18 to #15 - kibbleking ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
0/10 kill yourself faggot
#7 - anonymous (07/27/2014) [+] (7 replies)
Metric system best system
User avatar #48 - jacklane (07/28/2014) [+] (15 replies)
Imperial scum
#23 - lordraine (07/28/2014) [+] (18 replies)
'blaming America for the problem'

I bet it'll be our fault when Putin invades you, too.
#37 to #24 - mrmcput ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
He meant that Putin would be invading another country. Nobody could successfully invade the US. Too many trigger happy rednecks armed with military grade firepower.
User avatar #34 - roflerman ONLINE (07/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
If you seriously call yourself a scientist or engineer and you still use the imperial system of measurement than you are dunce.
User avatar #59 - burdenedsoul ONLINE (07/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
people in the comments arguing about which system is better, imperial or metric, when the real issue here is that a group of scientists, our greatest hope for getting off this slag heap we call a planet, wasted $125 million because they didn't make sure they all used the same system
#88 to #80 - burdenedsoul ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
User avatar #103 - redstonealchemist (07/28/2014) [+] (7 replies)
FFS! in my maths class we were ALWAYS told at least 5 times in every single lesson to write down the units of measurement.
from year 7 (11 years old) to year 12 (16 years old) until it was hammered into tthe thick, retarded skulls of the idiots who put literally no effort into their work and getting high scores.
i worked my ******* ass off to learn as much as i could to the point where it was affecting my already-poor health and those ************* got the same or better score than me.
#115 to #103 - Rellikthebrit (07/28/2014) [-]
If i remember, it was a collaboration between NASA and the European space agency. And they both new that the Europe would use the Metric system and Nasa te imperial. but their tolerances were different so it didn't fit.
If i remember, it was a collaboration between NASA and the European space agency. And they both new that the Europe would use the Metric system and Nasa te imperial. but their tolerances were different so it didn't fit.
User avatar #93 - emptysuperman ONLINE (07/28/2014) [+] (10 replies)
What the **** kind of scientist (in any field) uses the imperial system? I'm American, and in every science class I've ever been in since grade school I used the metric system.
User avatar #106 to #93 - Greevon (07/28/2014) [-]
You're American? What are you doing, man? Get to bed! (I don't know where in America you are, but it's 3:30 AM here and you can't be far off.)
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#33 - kevinenter (07/28/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I love how when the US changes something about itself that was influenced by other countries, people talk **** about it. But if they don't change something and the other countries do, people still talk **** about it.
#96 - frenzyhero ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
Look at all those sources!
User avatar #81 - lebarricuda ONLINE (07/28/2014) [+] (24 replies)
This article claims the fault goes to the English.



www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/
User avatar #102 to #99 - Greevon (07/28/2014) [-]
Clearly neither of you read the article. It refers to the Imperial system as "English measurements" but it at no point claims Lockheed Martin is an English company. In addition, near the end of the article it points out how this could have been avoided if America only used the metric system. I disagree with that point as we only use Imperial measurements in casual situations (except for these ******** apparently) but, the point remains.
#41 - Rukioish ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
How did they get all the way to the "flying in space" part of the expedition when they realized half the staff was counting the Kilometers off earth and the other were using Miles... >_>
How did they get all the way to the "flying in space" part of the expedition when they realized half the staff was counting the Kilometers off earth and the other were using Miles... >_>
User avatar #60 - fiftytwofruitcakes (07/28/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Yes, clearly this is America's fault and no the fault of all parties involved
User avatar #63 to #60 - ChuckNorrisVsMRT (07/28/2014) [-]
There are literally 2 other countries in the world that use the imperial system. That being said it's obviously no particular parties "fault" but obviously america is going to be brought up.
User avatar #25 - nigalthornberry (07/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I thought we used the systems half and half
Imperial for Basic life stuff
Metric for Scientific stuff
User avatar #56 - sirgawain (07/28/2014) [-]
The amazing thing is that it even made it all the way to Mars.
User avatar #47 - brokenhalf (07/28/2014) [-]
INB4 U.S.A. should convert to metric.
the U.S. would lose a **** ton of money doing so.
User avatar #45 - mynameisdenis (07/28/2014) [-]
you can convert those to each other, not an issue
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