This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first American orbit of Earth. Kaz and Jackie discuss the special celebrations taking place at NASA.
This week's question: What does NASA stand for?
a) National Aeronautics and Space Administration
b) North American Space Agency
c) National American Space Aeronautics
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
US orbit anniversary
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people who go into space to explore
- to orbit
to circle round a planet or object in space
- space race
the competition between the US and the Soviet Union for supremacy in space
discovering new places and things, opening up new possibilities
- to be impressed
to think something is very good
- to publicise
to make known
sum of money allocated to be used during a certain period of time
- under threat
lively and full of energy