Blast off on a mission to explore outer space and the objects in it with a wide array of cosmic experiments. Launch three types of rockets, using balloons and chemical reactions to learn about rocket propulsion. Build a telescope and star map to investigate the stars and constellations. Assemble a model of the solar system, and learn about the planets that share it. Find out how Earth’s rotation creates day and night, how Earth’s axis and revolution around the sun cause the seasons, and how the moon’s rotation around Earth gives us the phases of the moon. See for yourself how meteorites formed the craters on the moon. Make a moon flip book and a moon calendar, and find the 'man in the moon.' Model lunar and solar eclipses. Build a sundial and a solar collector to experiment with the sun. Grasp a comet’s tail, and learn how meteoroids become falling stars. Use a simple model to see how the universe is expanding. Full-color, 48-page experiment manual.