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Bob S.
2002-Feb-08, 03:59 PM
In an article on Japan's idea of hosting a traditioinal tea ceremony on the ISS:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/02/05/japan.tea.reut/index.html
it says,
"The agency is working with fine arts professors and students on a plan to use a space measuring four square meters (13 square ft) in its allocated area as a tea ceremony room."

Um, 4 square meters is 43 square feet, not 13.



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The Bad Astronomer
2002-Feb-08, 05:27 PM
I have emailed CNN about this. Looks like the author (a Reuters writer, not CNN) converted linear meters to feet and left it at that. That's like saying 1 square foot = 12 square inches. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

I'll post again when I get more info. Nice catch!