Training for Mars – level 2
Six people from NASA, 3 men and 3 women, moved to a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii. This simulates life on Mars.
The team of three scientists, a pilot, an architect a doctor and a journalist will live in isolation for a year. If any of them want to go outside, they will have to wear a spacesuit.
This mission will take a year, but NASA says that a real mission to Mars would take between one and three years.
In 2011, an experiment like this happened. The experiment locked astronauts from Europe, Russia and China in small cells without windows for 520 days.
Difficult words: dome (a building which looks like a ball cut in half), barren (there is only dirt and rocks), cell (a very small room).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Would you want to live on Mars?
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.