Ages 5+
Ages 5+

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.



63 reviews

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Mar 24 2023

My daughter loved this more than the paleontologist kit. It was so much fun and now we've got a model of the solar system as an art piece.

Mar 24 2023

my granddaughter loved it

Mar 20 2023

This was definitely fun to do, but just like with the he moon dart one, the adhesive on the foam pieces is not strong enough. The sun will not stay on and the round sticker pops of the pump rendering it useless.

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