News (Upper Intermediate)

3 February 2003
Space Shuttle Columbia Explodes

You will hear a story about the space shuttle Columbia. Listen and put in the missing words.

The space shuttle Columbia exploded yesterday at 9am. It had been due to land at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA, 16 later at 9:16am.

All seven astronauts on board . They had been doing tests on cancer and spiders while in space.

President Bush Americans, ‘the Columbia is lost. There are survivors.’

The future of shuttle missions is uncertain. Meantime there are still three astronauts the international space station. They are scheduled be picked up by a shuttle in .


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