NASA Mission Delayed – level 1

26-03-2020 07:00

The US Space Agency, NASA, is working on a new rocket and spacecraft. The agency is planning a mission to the moon. This spacecraft takes the first woman and the next man to the moon before 2024.

NASA must stop its work now. There are many people with coronavirus in the US. NASA is closing its building in New Orleans, Louisiana. Workers are building the rocket there.

A space center in Mississippi must close, too. One person in the team is ill. He has coronavirus.

NASA says that its mission is going to be delayed. However, it is important that all people are healthy and safe.

Difficult words: spacecraft (a special plane that people use to travel in space), mission (when people travel far away, and they do important work there), delayed (when something happens later than people plan).

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