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!”
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 8yo and 5 yo loved doing this project and they were able to do it mostly on their own following the instructions. The only problem is the Sun keeps popping off the model, we tried different round stickies from the kit, it just pops off again the next day. It looks like a design flaw. Other than that we are happy with the kit.
Fantastic set- my daughter loved painting the planets and putting it all together. She leant a lot about the solar system. The rocket launcher was great fun too.
Great project for my three year old grandson. Painting the planets was manageable. Great lesson in length comparison and distance from the Sun.