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Naked Numbers Cost NASA
Mars Climate Orbiter Gone Forever

Mars Climate Orbiter Illustration (9k)After a nine month trip to Mars, the Mars Climate Observer spacecraft was lost as a result of Naked Numbers.  Numbers communicated from Lockheed Martin in Colorado to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California were left unit-less.  Naked numbers, being completely meaningless, left engineers to guess...

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