The Importance of Units

In December 1998, NASA launched the 125-million dollar Mars Climate Orbiter, intended as the red planet’s first weather satellite. After a 416-million mile journey, the spacecraft entered Mars’ atmosphere 100 km (62 miles) lower than planned and was destroyed by heat. write a paper explaining how the loss of the spacecraft was due to the failure of converting units no more than one page and no less than half a page

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