For original version, try the podcast episode from NYTimes entitled, Space Travel, Privatized. Or, for something a little more paranormal, Otherworldy. Reading: Learners should check out a story from VOA English about NASA's search for people to study isolation.
For original version, choose one of the many articles over at Longreads about Space.
Writing: For writing, you have two options this week. You could write an article about space travel (how humans have made important advances, should we invest in it, what is the future of it), or write a story about UFOs or aliens.