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.



33 reviews

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Aug 16 2021

Great project for my three year old grandson. Painting the planets was manageable. Great lesson in length comparison and distance from the Sun.

Jul 30 2021

My son loves it. It was perfect timing because he was studying about space in summer school.

Jul 22 2021

Perfect, hands on and fun way to demonstrate how our solar system works. Lots of detail and fun steps.