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From this side of the Atlantic (UK) the use of the same timezones with different names (ET, EST) or other timezones altogether can lead only to confusion. It would be better if Times were always localised for the visitor. Computers can do this!!!

Submitted by Tim Hill 1 year ago

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  1. Try to mention only one international time so that peoples around the world can get it easily

    1 year ago
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  2. Yeah, UTC would be nice. Speaking for myself I know the offset from UTC but I always have to look up other time zones, that also have different names in different countries.

    1 year ago
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    1. Thank Roland, in fact UTC is really the best

      1 year ago
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    2. UTC is fine for outside of North America. A timezone localizer would be better & it's not like it's hard; most of the sites I've signed up for allow me to select the zone I want.

      1 year ago
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  3. You should use UTC format more often : people (such as myself) always know the offset from their timezone to UTC standard, but can get confused when making the calculations from EST or PST. This has lead me to miss several important events!

    1 year ago
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  4. Yes, NASA needs to get away from the US EST time zone mentality. There are occasions that I miss NASA events because of the EST provincial mentality. I know a lot of people around the world who loves NASA. I recommend that NASA uses the following time zones US EST, US PST, and UTC in ALL of its media resources (NASA websites and NASA TV). I live in the US Pacific Standard Time zone.

    1 year ago
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  5. Why not use ISS time?

    1 year ago
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    1. Yes!! UTC is definitively the best. So everyone must make the

      same individual calculation to get the time on his own clock.

      The first time means some thinking, thereafter it is simple.

      1 year ago
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  6. Often when nasa broadcasts are made they are given in US time. We here in Europe would much appreciate times in GMT and/or CET.

    1 year ago
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  7. Bob Christy Merged

    The US has (I think) ten time zones and event times are published using six main ones (including DST variants). When the shuttle was flying to the ISS, launch would be reported in Eastern Time and the Mission in Central Time. the use of AM and PM adds to the confusion.

    I don't live in the US and it's a nightmare. I have actually almost missed events because I haven't noticed the "PM" suffix.

    By all means publish in US Time zones but recognise that you are speaking to an international audience. Give the time in GMT also and use the 24 hour clock. We can all do our local conversions and get it right!

    1 year ago
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  8. UTC is a good idea and converting from our own time zone is easy. The U.S> has 7 time zones inclusive of Puerto Rico. Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico.

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  9. Please use UTC in 24 hour format as well as any local time zones that you may want to use.When one converts from US time zones one must also be aware if DST is in operation.Most people know their own offset from UTC.

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