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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.