There is great turmoil at the ground station. Two research drones have disappeared after a sandstorm in the desert. Little Major Tom, his astronaut friend Stella and robot cat Plutinchen immediately set off in search of them on the Airship Solar 1. On the journey to the place from which the last radio signals of the drones emanated, the airship is in danger of being destroyed by a rock. In addition, the three friends get caught in an uncomfortable storm. Whether the three survive the desert adventure in one piece, what unexpected discoveries they make, and whether they actually find the drones is revealed to children aged 7 and up who love to read in this exciting children's book.