Virgin Galactic – level 1

26-02-2016 07:00

Virgin Galactic is a company. It wants to take people to space for money.

The company has a new spaceship. It shows it to people for the first time. A baby girl christens the spaceship. She is the granddaughter of the company’s boss.

The spaceship is for six passengers and two pilots. It can go up to 100 kilometres. At 100 kilometres above the ground, you are in space. You can watch the earth from there.

You cannot go to space now. You must wait. Virgin Galactic must test the spaceship. 700 people already want to go. One ticket costs $250,000.

Difficult words: company (a business), spaceship (a plane which goes to space), christen (to give name to).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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