Reply to post: Re: The first reusable?

SpaceX wows world with a ho-hum launch of a reused rocket, landing it on a tiny boring barge

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: The first reusable?

"(why do NASA quote everything in lbs so I have to convert to tonnes?!)"

It's a fascination with big numbers. Watch any US documentary, especially engineering ones, and they almost never uses tons, long or short, in particular when emphasising how big something is. They use 16oz drinks instead of pints FFS.

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