Lights in the Sky – level 2

05-04-2021 07:00

Last week, people in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, US, saw unusual lights in the night sky. They thought that it was something from another world, but they soon found out the truth.

The lights were not planes or meteors but a SpaceX rocket. The rocket took off from Florida, US, on March 4, and engineers planned that it would leave the earth´s atmosphere. Then the rocket came back to the atmosphere and it started to burn. It seemed that the light were debris from the rocket, but scientists did not know if some debris fell to the ground.

People in Portland and Seattle were very excited because it was not usual for them to see lights in the sky. SpaceX rockets usually take off in other parts of the US where people can see lights in the sky very often.

Difficult words: meteor (a piece of stone that falls from the space), atmosphere (gasses around a planet), debris (pieces of something what breaks).

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