New spoon for astronauts – level 3
A new ’chopstick spoon’ to help astronauts eat in space has been designed by Nikolas Grafakos, who hopes that the spoon will help them eat lots of different types of food, especially during longer trips, like to Mars.
Part of the Zero-G Cutlery collection, the new spoon enables astronauts to grab food in the zero gravity environment more easily, as they’re not relying on water surface tension to hold the food on the utensil or gravity to pull it down. Normally, the food needs to be very mushy and wet in order to stick to the spoon.
The spoon that astronauts use now looks like an ordinary spoon, and it’s just a little bit longer. However, the new spoon is something between chopsticks and a spoon, and it allows astronauts to pinch the food at the end and control where the food goes a lot easier. The new spoon could possibly allow the introduction of drier food and more variety in food textures.
Difficult words: utensil (a tool that people use in a household or a restaurant to eat), potentially (with the capacity to develop or happen in the future), texture (how something feels when you touch or eat it).
You can watch the video news lower on this page.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.