Laurence King, 2017 • Illustrations by Radio • Designed by Stuart Dando

Space – it’s just 100 kilometres away, but it’s the hardest 100-kilometre journey in the world.

You can blame gravity. Try throwing something in the space and Earths gravity pulls it back down to the ground with a bump. To overcome this pull you need an enormous push – a push provided by a rocket.

Space Racers contains everything you need to build eight historically accurate rockets and two imaginary rockets, left blank for your own designs. A separate booklet introduces you to the exhilarating world of rocket science and space exploration. As the owner of 7-year-old myself, I was thrilled with this fantastic write-up from The Picture Book Review about her son’s reaction to the kit!