Private space stations – level 2

09-05-2023 15:00

Experts predict that the International Space Station will end by 2030, and it is necessary to think of a new concept for a space station.

Several companies are working on a new project for a space station. But these are not the usual places which we associate with space travel, such as Florida or Houston. Sierra Space is a company based in Pittsburgh, United States. It is working on a project for a space station, which will look very different from the current International Space Station. It will be more spacious, and the company wants to make it accessible not only for astronauts and rich people. Scientists will do their research there, which could mean developing better materials or medicine.

The company believes that its project will bring new jobs for the people of Pittsburgh where the steel industry used to be the main livelihood in the past.

Difficult words: concept (a new idea or plan), spacious (large and with a lot of space), livelihood (the way someone earns money for food, a place to live, clothing, and other things).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are some potential benefits of the new space station project for both scientists and the people of Pittsburgh?


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