There are 30 fifteen-minute programs and 1 four-minute program.
Text & MP3 Files
The History of Space Exploration
- The X-15: How a Plane Put NASA on the Path to Manned Space Flight
- Project Mercury: The US Space Program Begins
- In Race to Space, the Winner Was a Russian
- Race to the Moon: The Days of Project Gemini
- Race to the Moon: Gemini 6 and 7 Meet High Above Earth in 1965
- Race to the Moon: NASA and the Early Apollo Flights of the 1960s
- 'That's One Small Step for Man': The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- The Story of Apollo 13: 'Houston, We've Had a Problem Here'
- NASA's Final Apollo Missions: The Last Footsteps on the Moon
- 'Mercury 13' Women Followed a Dream but Could Never Live It
- Teacher in Space Answers Questions From Students (4:00)
- America's Space Agency Turns 50
- Space Station Remains a Work in Progress, One Great Big Piece at a Time
- It's a Zoo Up There in Space. Make That a Galaxy Zoo
- A Direct Look at Five Planets Far From Our Solar System
- New Telescope to Search for Life Beyond Earth
- Part-Time Astronomer Makes a Rare Discovery Looking at Jupiter
- Sounds of the Solar System Are Music to the Ears (of Space Scientists)
- Criticism Weighs Heavy on New Solar System
- Messenger Visits One of the Least Known Places in the Solar System: Mercury
- Space 2009: Water on the Moon, Methane Gas on Mars and the Ares Program
- New Plan for NASA Aims Beyond the Moon (2010-04-27)
- Among 1,200 Possible Planets, Some Seem Like Our Own (2011-02-08)
- Space Shuttle Program Nears an End (2011-03-28)
- The Evolution of Spacesuits (2011-04-05)
- Test of Big Space Rocket Set for Late 2012 (2011-04-10)
- Is NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope a Time Machine? (2011-05-22)
- Deep Space Is Next Aim for NASA After Shuttles (2011-07-17)
- After 30 Years, the Space Shuttle Program Retires (2011-07-26)
- Astronomers Still Look to Hubble Space Telescope (2011-08-28)
- Space Junk Threatens Earth’s Orbital Environment (2011-09-19)
Also Read These "Stories About People"
- These are good for people studying English because it is possible to read along while listening.
- These are in VOA's Special English.
- These will print very cleanly (without printing the MP3 player and menu.)
- The source of the original pre-edited material is http://voanews.com/specialenglish/.
- "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America
is public domain. However, some images and graphics are licensed for use and
covered by all applicable copyright laws."
- Though the source material was in the public domain, I have done some editing. If you need the public domain version of any of these stories, please visit http://voanews.com/specialenglish/.
Other VOA Material on This Web Site
This page is part of Interesting Things for ESL Students.