Quote Originally Posted by henry finley View Post
I don't know now... the measurement of the King's foot got the US to the moon 7 times. Even rode around in a go-cart there. !2" = 1ft. works for me just perfect. Wouldn't have it any other way. I see these brand new space program shows on PBS nowadays, and they're talking all that kilometers stuff--what's that? SPEAK ENGLISH!

A lot of the space race technology was metric, and metric measures are in most cases official measurement units in the USA are metric.

It is one of those "left-wing" things