Virgin Galactic – level 2

26-02-2016 07:00

Virgin Galactic is one of many companies which is trying to commercialize quick trips to space. The boss of Virgin Galactic recently unveiled its new spaceship. The boss’s baby granddaughter even christened the spaceship with a bottle of milk.

The spaceship is for six passengers and two pilots, and people designed it to reach 100 kilometres. From there, passengers will be able to see Earth against the blackness of space.

One space ticket will cost $250,000, but 700 people are already interested in going up.

Difficult words: commercialize (to make money from something), unveil (to show people for the first time), christen (to give name to).

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

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