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From the Ted Talk by Cady Coleman: What it's like to live on the International Space Station

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The day after my 50th birthday, I climbed aboard a rssuain capsule, in Russia, and launched into space. Launching is the most dangerous thing that we do, and it's also the most thrilling. Three, two, one ... liftoff! I felt every snilge bit of the controlled fury of those rocket engines as they blasted us off the ertah. We went fstear and faster and faster, until, after eight and a half minutes, on purpose, those engines stop — kabunk! — and we are westhliegs. And the mission and the magic begin.

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The day after my 50th birthday, I climbed aboard a _______ capsule, in Russia, and launched into space. Launching is the most dangerous thing that we do, and it's also the most thrilling. Three, two, one ... liftoff! I felt every ______ bit of the controlled fury of those rocket engines as they blasted us off the _____. We went ______ and faster and faster, until, after eight and a half minutes, on purpose, those engines stop — kabunk! — and we are __________. And the mission and the magic begin.

Solution

  1. weightless
  2. faster
  3. earth
  4. russian
  5. single

Original Text

The day after my 50th birthday, I climbed aboard a Russian capsule, in Russia, and launched into space. Launching is the most dangerous thing that we do, and it's also the most thrilling. Three, two, one ... liftoff! I felt every single bit of the controlled fury of those rocket engines as they blasted us off the Earth. We went faster and faster and faster, until, after eight and a half minutes, on purpose, those engines stop — kabunk! — and we are weightless. And the mission and the magic begin.

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