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Monday, 15 June 2015

Six months in space
(Level: intermediate / B1 / **)


Samantha Cristoforetti
Photo credit: www.nasa.gov


Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti who was at the International Space Station for six months became some sort of an internet celebrity as she was capturing the world's attention.

You are going to watch a BBC focusing on a woman who spent the longest time in orbit ever. 



Before watching:


The following word could be useful:
to blast off: to take off       décoller




While watching:


Answer the following question:

What made astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti become an internet celebrity?






You can also watch the report on the BBC website: click HERE








When you are finished, you can check your answers:

Suggestions de réponses

Samantha Cristoforetti s'est créé une certaine notoriété sur la Toile, notamment grâce... 


- ... aux vidéos explicatives de la vie quotidienne en orbite qu'elle a postées (de véritables tranches de vie dans la Station...);


- ... aux photographies admirables prises de la Station.


Mais aussi et surtout parce qu'elle vient de battre un record mondial: elle a été la première femme astronaute à avoir passé la plus longue période dans l'espace (200 jours). 


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