Astronaut Starter Kit
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?
Why it’s awesome
3, 2, 1, blastoff
Set up a shuttle launch competition and see who can fly higher.
Explore our solar system through art + engineering.
Discover the size of (and distance to) our closest neighbors.
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Any kid who dreams of becoming an astronaut should start with this kit!”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Mini-shuttle constructions tested
KiwiCo employees who wanted to be astronauts when they were kids
Record for highest mini-shuttle launch