Answer Key: Space and the Rich

Lesson Plan: Space: The Final Frontier…For The Rich!

II. While Reading Activities:  Word Inference

  1. glamping  |ˈɡlampɪŋ| noun [mass noun] British informal a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping: glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries.
  2. circumambulate |ˌsərkəmˈambyəlāt| verb [with object] formal walk all the way around (something): they used to circumambulate the perimeter wall.
  3. mock-up |ˈmäk ˌəp| (also mockup) noun-a model or replica of a machine or structure, used for instructional or experimental purposes.
  4. Claustrophobia ˌklôstrəˈfōbēə| noun-extreme or irrational fear of confined places. 
  5. pod  |päd| noun[ –a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function: the torpedo’s sensor pod contains a television camera.
  6. outpost |ˈoutˌpōst| noun-something regarded as an isolated or remote branch of something: the community is the last outpost of civilization in the far north.
  7. medical exam noun- an examination to determine someone’s physical health.
  8. mettle |ˈmedl| noun – a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way: the team showed their true mettle in the second half.
  9. quaintly |ˈkwāntlē| adverb-in an attractively unusual or old-fashioned manner: quaintly named cottages | the menu still refers, quaintly, to feathered and furred game.
  10. species |ˈspēsēzˈspēSHēz| noun (plural same) 1 (abbreviation sp., spp.) Biology a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens.

Reading Comprehension:  Fill-ins

Axiom guests will be required to wear a NASA-grade spacesuit for the rocket ride to and from the station. (Features include a fiberglass torso and a drink tube for consuming small sips of water. Also, a diaper.)

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

To understand the grand scale of Axiom’s plans, it helps to know that astronauts have, thus far, largely been roughing it up there. The Johnson Space Center contains a life-size mock-up of the ISS, whose drab, beige interior is lined with drab, gray handholds to tether down things and people, necessary given the lack of gravity. A tour guide quaintly referred to the onboard bathroom as a “potty.” There are no showers.