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Over 18,300 people applied to NASA for 14 jobs. This is a record. NASA will spend 18 months choosing the best people. The successful people will start in 2017. NASA said many people know what a great chance this is to be part of its space mission. It looks forward to meeting all the talented men and women.



Many people want to work for NASA. Many people from different backgrounds want to help on NASA's journey to Mars. The top applicants will have an interview. Then they will get two years of training and learn spacewalking. They will also learn Russian. They could go to the International Space Station.

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Sources
  • https://thespacereporter.com/2016/02/nasa-receives-record-number-astronaut-applications/
  • http://www.space.com/31987-nasa-astronaut-applications-smash-record.html
  • http://www.themonitordaily.com/nasa-astronaut-application-pool-reached-18300-record/210868/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Over 18,300 people

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months

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This is a

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people know

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spend 18

c.

in 2017

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choosing

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applied to NASA

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The successful people will start

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men and women

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NASA said many

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this is

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what a great chance

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record

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It looks forward to meeting all the talented

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the best people



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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people from different

a.

Russian

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NASA's journey

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interview

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The top

c.

go

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have an

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backgrounds

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they will get two years

e.

applicants

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They will also learn

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Station

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They could

g.

to Mars

8.

International Space

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of training

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ people applied to NASA for 14 jobs. (2) ___________________. NASA will spend 18 months choosing the best people. The successful people will (3) ______________. NASA said many people know what a (4) ___________________ is to be part of its (5) ___________________. It looks forward to meeting all the (6) ___________________ and women.

Many people (7) ___________________ NASA. Many people from different backgrounds (8) ___________________ on NASA's journey to Mars. The (9) ___________________ will have an interview. Then they will (10) ___________________ of training and learn spacewalking. They (11) _________________ Russian. They (12) ___________________ International Space Station.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Over18,300peopleappliedtoNASAfor14jobs.Thisisarecord.NASAwill
spend18monthschoosingthebestpeople.Thesuccessfulpeoplewillsta
rtin2017.NASAsaidmanypeopleknowwhatagreatchancethisistobep
artofitsspacemission.Itlooksforwardtomeetingallthetalentedmenan
dwomen.ManypeoplewanttoworkforNASA.Manypeoplefromdifferen
tbackgroundswanttohelponNASA'sjourneytoMars.Thetopapplicants
willhaveaninterview.Thentheywillgettwoyearsoftrainingandlearnsp
acewalking.TheywillalsolearnRussian.TheycouldgototheInternation
alSpaceStation.

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