Space Station: Accident on Mir
Mike Foale saved the Russian space station, Mir, from near fatal disasters. Read the thrilling story of his months in space! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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air escape air pressure airlock Anatoli and Pavel Anatoli Solovyev Anatoli tried astronauts Atlantis batteries began Beginning to read Cape Canaveral countdown craft damage to Spektr Darling Kindersley Readers docked engines faced the Sun freedom chair fuel tank glide Ground Control gyrodynes Gyroscopes hatch to Spektr hole in Spektr including Mike Foale internal spacewalk Jenna and Ian Kennedy Space Center land launch pad launched into space LEGO lift-off Michael Foale Mike and Anatoli Mike and Sasha Mike floated Mike watched miles above Earth Mir's main computer Mission Control module Kvant NASA Node orbiting Earth oxygen panels on Spektr President John Reading alone Level reconnect the cables Rocket boosters Russian cosmonauts Russian crew safe Sasha Lazutkin solar panels faced sonic boom Soyuz spacecraft space shuttle space station spacesuits Spektr was closed stars Story sunlight took away garbage U.S. spacecraft unplugged the cables Vasily and Sasha X-Men