Finding Water on Other Planets – level 3

27-10-2017 15:00

Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress, Elon Musk said that the first goal of his SpaceX missions is to find water on other planets. He also spoke about colonising Mars.

In 2022, two 106-metre-tall SpaceX rockets with construction materials will go to Mars, followed by two more cargo rockets in 2024. In that same year, two flights of 100 passengers each will go to Mars to build a city using the cargo which will have been delivered.

Elon Musk hopes that the Mars city will be a ‘really nice place to be’.

Difficult words: astronautical (relating to astronomy, which is the study of space).

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