Latest Orion Mars Mission Stories

2008-02-15 13:26:29

President George W. Bush wants NASA to put a man on Mars. Putting humans on Mars is a lofty goal, and without a major increase in financial backing, it is improbable that it will occur before the 2030s. In order to not fall short of this goal, Scott Hubbard, the former director of NASA Ames Research Center and of the Mars Program, says that he is pleading with the next administration to revisit the requirements to see if international collaboration is a possibility. Hubbard, who is now a...

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  • 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.