Chatterbox #277 – The new space race

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Have you ever wanted to travel to space? A few well-known billionaires definitely have! In fact, they have restarted the Space Race and their companies are racing into infinity and beyond. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Anna talk about the new Space Race and what it means for the future of space travel.

Chatterbox is a series designed for intermediate and advanced English learners. Podcasts and audio lessons are a great way to improve your English listening skills. Culips’ Chatterbox episodes feature natural, unedited conversations between native speakers, so you can build your English fluency. And this time, you will learn about the latest in space travel.

Fun facts

The original Space Race started in the 1950s. In 1957, the USSR launched the first satellite into space called Sputnik. In 1961, they launched the first person into space.

There were many developments over the years, most notably in 1969 when the United States landed the first humans on the moon. The Space Race ended after the collapse of the USSR. After that, countries from both sides of the former Cold War have worked together.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • In a heartbeat
  • Pet project
  • To beat [someone] to the post
  • Low-key
  • Nerves of steel
  • To get a lot of flack

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: SpaceX (Unsplash.com)

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behnamsi
behnamsi
8 months ago

Hi guyes i heard this episode for towTimes its exactly Great but i have one censure,
unfortunatly your cohost ann spoke too Fast and she isnt in harmony with andro please do same together in future thank you so much
Behnam from iran 😇😇

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  behnamsi
8 months ago

Thanks for the helpful feedback. We’ll take it into consideration for future episodes.

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