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!
- 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.

Additional details



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BEST CRATE EVER. So fun and creative!!!


My six year old grandson absolutely loved this project. He actually asked to send in a picture of himself making it. Both he and his 12 year old brother look forward to each month's selection and I've ordered extras!

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My daughter loves it, easy to assemble, she loved painting the planets. The only downfall is the sun keeps falling off the top, I will need to super glue.