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



16 reviews

Aug 12 2020

My four year old is obsessed with rockets and planets. He had so much fun building the rocket launcher. It was a fun family activity to paint the planets and make the model of the solar system. He now knows the order of the planets and knows the difference between the rocky planets and gas planets. What fun!

Jun 30 2020

My son is 3 so certainly needed a lot of guidance with this but was very engaged and did most of the work. I love the re-usability of this craft.

Mar 15 2020

Instructions easy for kids to follow and kit easy for kids to put together