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Re: 17th century shipwreck to be freeze-dried, rebuilt

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  • MARY
    um, remember the Mars probe that crashed b/c the guy responsible for calculating the landing co-ords did so in Imperial, but the rest of the project crew were
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      um, remember the Mars probe that crashed b/c the guy responsible for calculating the landing co-ords did so in Imperial, but the rest of the project crew were operating in metric?

      pretty easy to screw it up now, too

      Mary

      --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Susan Thomas <susan.thomas@...> wrote:
      >
      > What a fascinating story! And what a wonderful exhibit this is going to be.
      > I have just been reading book about the failed colony on Roanoke Island,
      > NC - it was so easy for so much to go wrong in those days.
      >
      > On 16 August 2012 04:53, terry foreman <terry.foreman@...>wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > BRYAN, Texas (AP) — More than three centuries ago, a French explorer's
      > > ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico,
      > >
      > > taking with it France's hopes of colonizing a vast piece of the New World
      > > — modern-day Texas.
      > >
      > >
      > > Like La Salle in 1685, researchers at Texas A&M University are in
      > > uncharted waters as they try to reconstruct
      > >
      > > his vessel with a gigantic freeze-dryer, the first undertaking of its size.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > http://news.yahoo.com/17th-century-shipwreck-freeze-dried-rebuilt-071126484.html
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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