Space plane without wings – level 2
Scientists in Europe are going to send up a space plane without wings.
The space plane is special because people want to use it to help them learn more about re-entry.
They are going to send it without people on a flight for 100 minutes. It will fly 450 kilometres up into the atmosphere. Then it will fall back to Earth and get information on the re-entry.
After that, it will use a parachute to land in the Pacific Ocean. A ship will come pick it up to get more information.
Difficult words: re-entry (when a spacecraft comes back to Earth), atmosphere (the air around our planet).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you think we will learn a lot from this?
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