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Imagine working in a laboratory that's 200 miles above Earth. You perform experiments on microbes, radiation, new types of metals, and even your own body. You travel to work on a spacecraft, work alongside robots, and drink your own recycled urine! It's all in a day's work for an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Readers will discover how work in science and engineering is carried out every day by astronauts on the ISS. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of astronauts' lives, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and fascinating behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try their hand at space science projects.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series Get to Work with Science and Technology
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781910549872, 9781910549889, 9781944998332
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 629
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Guided Reading Level T
Lexile Reading Level 980
Author Ruth Owen
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