Space News Archive - October 29, 2003

xfdws IT-COSTS-RM95M sked Emerging Markets DatafileOctober 29, 2003 NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT TIMES MALAYSIA ENGLISH It costs RM95m to train an astronaut, NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT TIMES Adrian David ASIA WorldSources, Inc.

DENVER (AP) -- The most powerful geomagnetic storm possible walloped the Earth early Wednesday, knocking out some airline communications but apparently causing no large power outages or other major problems.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.