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SPACE TOURISM




ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES LESSON PLANS
BOOKS LISTENING
CARTOONS VIDEOS
CINEMA WEBQUESTS
FACTS  

(Created on 16/03/2016)

 


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FACTS:

 

  • Building a Moon village - 2 November 2015
    "There is the European concept of a “Moon village.” Or, more accurately, the concept of an international lunar base espoused by the European Space Agency’s new director-general, Johann-Dietrich Wörner...
    "It should be an international joint effort where the different countries of the globe should bring in their special ideas, their special competence.”

    (thespacereview.com)

 

  • NASA Working Toward Mission to Mars - Article + Audio - 11 May 2015
    "It is a dream as old as man; to travel through space and discover what lies on other planets, and beyond.
    Recently a group gathered in Washington to discuss putting humans on Mars.
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the agency is on track to land people on Mars in the 2030s."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • How to put a human on Mars - 24 July 2013
    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • Space Travel Guide
    "Space is – as Star Trek puts it – the "final frontier". Commercial Space tourism is still a tiny market by anyone's standard, but it has definitely arrived – for those who can afford it..."

    (en.wikivoyage.org)


    Space tourist Mark Shuttleworth

 

  • 4 November 2014 - Virgin Galactic crash: an end of space tourism?
    "The Future Of Space Tourism After The Virgin Galactic Accident
    Charles Poladian (The International Business Times)"

    (cle.ens-lyon.fr)

  • Five steps to colonising Mars - Article + Video - 30 October 2014
    "If setting up home on another planet sounds a daunting prospect, then our space correspondent Richard Hollingham is here to help.
    And in the video above, former astronaut Jeff Hoffman describes his project to bring oxygen to Mars."

    (BBC)

 

  • The effects of space travel on the human body - "Many people dream of travelling into orbit, to the Moon or even beyond. However those who experience the reality of spaceflight
    face a succession of potential health problems, says Richard Hollingham."
     
    (BBC)

     

  • Virgin unveils spaceship designs - 24 January 2008
    "Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space."

    - with an animation of the Virgin Galactic spaceliner in flight 
    (BBC)


ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES:

  • Space Tourism: Exploring a New Industry
    "The potential disadvantages of space tourism include the risk associated with space flight, the level of difficulty of preparation and, possibly, the physical discomfort of space motion sickness during the trip..."

    (spacefuture.com)

 

LISTENING:

  • NASA Working Toward Mission to Mars - Article + Audio - 11 May 2015
    "It is a dream as old as man; to travel through space and discover what lies on other planets, and beyond.
    Recently a group gathered in Washington to discuss putting humans on Mars.
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the agency is on track to land people on Mars in the 2030s."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Sending Humans to Mars! - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT - 30 August 2013
    "First, we tell about new efforts to send humans to the planet Mars..." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • Moon vacations possible by 2024 (October 2, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO 
    "A website that provides price comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire across the globe 
    has made some bold predictions for what travel will look like in a decade from now."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 


WEBQUESTS:

  • Space tourism webquest
    "Your task is to form an Advertising/Marketing team of four to decide how you can best promote the planet that has employed you..."

    (schools.nt.edu.au)

 

BOOKS:

 

CARTOONS:

 

 

VIDEOS:

  • International Space Station (ISS) prepares for space tourism - 22 February 2015
    "Two astronauts have spent six hours installing new cabling on the outside of the International Space Station.
    It will allow other spacecraft to dock, including those of private companies who hope one day to take tourists to the station.
    Lucas de Jong reports."

    (BBC)

 

  • TALK2US: Would You Go to Mars? - Video - 23 February 2015
    "Marsha James and Anna Matteo talk about whether or not folks would take a one-way ticket to Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Millionaire Plans to Send Couple to Mars
    "Space tourist and Millionaire entrepreneur Dennis Tito unveils plans to send a couple to Mars in January 2018."

    (YouTube)

 

  • This woman is in the running for a one-way trip to Mars - VIDEO - 13 February 2015
    "The 24-year-old, who's doing a PHD in astronomy and space at the University of Birmingham,
    is one of the Britons shortlisted for the Mars One mission...
    If she gets through the latest round she'll spend the next 10 years training for the project.
    It aims to send teams of four to the red planet every two years from 2025 until 40 people are living there."

    (BBC)

  • One-way Ticket to Mars (RT Documentary) - 26:05
    "The Mars One mission is a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. It’s scheduled for 2023, when the first group of 4 men and women will land on Mars. There, they’re expected to collect data, plant oxygen-producing vegetation and prepare the planet for human colonization.
    Despite the obvious dangers of this enterprise, over 200,000 people from around the world have applied..."

    (YouTube)

 


CINEMA:

  • Space Tourists, a documentary film by Christian Frei.
    (space-tourists-film.com)

    "Space Tourists succeeds in surprising its audience with images and situations that have very little to do with the futuristic fantasy of 'space-tourism'. The filmmaker sets up encounters with the least likely people imaginable: places even stranger and more unknown than outer space itself. With extra-ordinary access and truly first-time images the film investigates the emotional oscillations of an expensive enterprise and questions the meaning and boundaries of the human spirit and our hunger for adventure and discovery."

    (imdb.com)

    Space Tourists "is a feature length documentary of the Swiss director Christian Frei. The film had its premiere at the Zurich Film Festival in 2009 and has won the "World Cinema Directing Award" at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010."
    (Wikipedia)

 

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