Astronaut Starter Kit
What you get
Blast off into STEM learning with this astronaut starter kit! Build and launch a pair of model orbiter spaceships using the power of pumps. Paint a set of model planets, then construct a miniature solar system that really spins. Explore the ins-and-outs of space travel — from the history of space exploration, to the challenges of astronaut training, to amazing facts about life on the International Space Station. Ready for a space adventure that's truly out of this world?
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Any kid who dreams of becoming an astronaut should start with this kit!”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Mini-shuttle constructions tested: 14
KiwiCo employees who wanted to be astronauts when they were kids: 11
Record for highest mini-shuttle launch: 10 ft.
My seven year old grandson loved the project. It was a wonderful way to spend the day together. I love how the directions are so easy to follow. The solar system turned out so nicely. The launch was fun but I was disappointed with the quality of the orbiters. But, with practice they launched very well! We both thoroughly enjoyed this first KiwiCo project that we have done! Thank you!!
My 8 year old, space-obsessed daughter LOVED this kit. She built it quickly one morning and now it's the centerpiece of our table.
The ease of assembly was great. The pieces were all fun. The moon falls off at times. My nephew loved the astronaut rocket. But he had a little trouble hitting the air pump as hard as he wanted to. Stepping on it with his foot helped.
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