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.

Topics & academic standards

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30 reviews

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Jun 13 2021

Amazing kit. Extremely well made. My daughter and I enjoyed be together assembling our own planetarium.

Grandma L.
Jun 8 2021

My seven year old grandson loved the project. It was a wonderful way to spend the day together. I love how the directions are so easy to follow. The solar system turned out so nicely. The launch was fun but I was disappointed with the quality of the orbiters. But, with practice they launched very well! We both thoroughly enjoyed this first KiwiCo project that we have done! Thank you!!

Jun 7 2021

My 8 year old, space-obsessed daughter LOVED this kit. She built it quickly one morning and now it's the centerpiece of our table.

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