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For the first time ever, a private company – Space X – sent an astronaut into space. As people are getting more comfortable with the idea of private companies venturing into space, they’re also beginning to ask more questions about when space tourism will be available to the public. Plus, learn what it means to be in a “dry spell.”
After months at sea, an estimated 200,000 crew members’ contracts are ending. But these seafarers are unable to step foot on land due to quarantine rules, much less return home to see their families. History has shown that exhausted and lonely crews can be a recipe for disaster. Plus, learn the English expression “grind to a halt.”
Edward Hopper was a 20th century American oil painter, and his work has recently had a burst in popularity online. His paintings show people and buildings in solitude and stillness – scenes all too familiar in the age of social distancing and isolation. Plus, learn the English expression “on the outskirts.”
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