Lights in the Sky – level 1

05-04-2021 07:00

People in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, US, see something unusual in the sky at night. People see bright lights. The lights move quickly.

Scientists do not think that the lights are a plane or a meteor. They soon know the truth. A SpaceX rocket takes off from Florida US on March 4. The plan is that the rocket will go to space and stay there.

Then a mistake happens. The rocket returns. It starts to burn in the earth’s atmosphere. People see the lights. Scientists do not know if some pieces of the rocket fall to the ground.

People from this part of the US do not usually see rockets in the sky. They are very surprised. They share pictures on the Internet.

Difficult words: meteor (a piece of rock which travels in space and it falls to the Earth’s ground), return (to come back), atmosphere (the gasses around a planet).

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