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Rachel Maddow of msnbc: “Metrology Rules!”

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You have to watch this great video! 

Rachel Maddow, of the Rachel Maddow show on msnbc, celebrates World Metrology Day by exploring how measurement affects our lives. 

Also included in the segment is a great interview with Tom O’Brian, Chief of the Time and Frequency Division at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Rachel relates some very interesting stories of what happens when metrology fails.  For example, in 1999, NASA lost a Mars orbiter when it missed its target.  Watch the video to find out why.

Click here to watch the video on msnbc