This week, Jackie Dalton explores space travel with the help of a former NASA astronaut. We look at some of the language used when talking about space.
You can download a shortened mp3 version and a copy of the script in the 'Extras' section at the bottom of the page. There is also a link to find out more about space travel.
Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme.
1: What do people working at the NASA base say when they are ready for the shuttle to launch?
2: What does Jeff say happened to him once he was in space and it had gone quiet?
Vocabulary from the programme
someone who goes into space
an aircraft which goes into space
a launch pad
the base which a shuttle takes off from to go into space
to launch something
to start it
the parts of a machine that use the pressure of liquids to move things
5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... to count down!
vehicles which carry the shuttle into space
to start burning
faster than the speed of sound
Don't forget to check your comprehension with the quiz below.
Try the Entertainment quiz
Programme script (pdf - 29k)
Audio - Download 'Space Travel' (mp3 - 1.8KB)
Find out more about space travel
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