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Topic: Billboards in Space


Title: Billboards in Space

Source: ABC News Online, Reuters

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2005

Level: Intermediate

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Vocabulary

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New words you will see in this article:

advertise(ment)

amend

astronomer(s)

authority

aviation

billboard(s)

deploy(ed)

enforce

ensure

hinder

obstrusive

outsized

prohibit

propose(d)

regulation(s)

regulator(s)

telescope

Interesting Expressions

zero gravity

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

Do you agree with the idea of prohibiting billboards in outer space?
Why or why not?

What would be the benefits and disadvantages of allowing advertisements in space?

Does the U.S. (or any country) control what can or cannot be done in space?

Who has the authority to enforce space laws?

What will happen if no regulations are put on space advertising?

What do you think about the commercialization of outer space?

If you were a millionaire, would you spend money on a trip into space?

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16