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"From the Ted Talk by Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space"

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Above 50,000 feet you need a space suit, a pressure suit. Certainly at 100,000 feet no aircraft will fly. Not even a jet eginne. It needs to be rocket-powered or one of these things, a great big gas balloon. It took me a while; it took me yreas to find the right balloon team to build the balloon that would do this job. I've found that team in America now. And it's made of pteeolyynlhe, so it's very thin. We will have two bolnolas for each of my test jumps, and two balloons for the main jump, because they notoriously tear on takeoff. They're just so, so detcliae.

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Above 50,000 feet you need a space suit, a pressure suit. Certainly at 100,000 feet no aircraft will fly. Not even a jet ______. It needs to be rocket-powered or one of these things, a great big gas balloon. It took me a while; it took me _____ to find the right balloon team to build the balloon that would do this job. I've found that team in America now. And it's made of ____________, so it's very thin. We will have two ________ for each of my test jumps, and two balloons for the main jump, because they notoriously tear on takeoff. They're just so, so ________.

Solution

  1. engine
  2. polyethylene
  3. balloons
  4. delicate
  5. years

Original Text

Above 50,000 feet you need a space suit, a pressure suit. Certainly at 100,000 feet no aircraft will fly. Not even a jet engine. It needs to be rocket-powered or one of these things, a great big gas balloon. It took me a while; it took me years to find the right balloon team to build the balloon that would do this job. I've found that team in America now. And it's made of polyethylene, so it's very thin. We will have two balloons for each of my test jumps, and two balloons for the main jump, because they notoriously tear on takeoff. They're just so, so delicate.

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collocation frequency
space suit 4
yakima canutt 3
pressure suit 3
green screen 3
dangerous stunts 3

Important Words

  1. aircraft
  2. america
  3. balloon
  4. balloons
  5. big
  6. build
  7. delicate
  8. engine
  9. feet
  10. find
  11. fly
  12. gas
  13. great
  14. jet
  15. job
  16. jump
  17. jumps
  18. main
  19. notoriously
  20. polyethylene
  21. pressure
  22. space
  23. suit
  24. takeoff
  25. team
  26. tear
  27. test
  28. thin
  29. years