Everybody loves a good rocket launch, and these model rockets will be a good boost to your spacefaring dreams. And this Cyber Monday, there are deals galore for some starter sets and model rockets across many different skill levels.
The rocket sets below range from beginner to advanced, from air-powered to engine-powered, with some fun variations in between (like rocket-powered cars or rocket-powered bottles.) Our favorite deal so far is this Cyber Monday deal on an Estes Tandem-X launch set, which saves you 19% on two rockets, a launch pad and launch controller to get your space cadet started on model rockets. If you’re looking for something without chemical motors, our Best Cyber Monday Stomp Rocket deals may have what you need.
Model rocketry requires not only the rocket, but some accessories like wadding, fin straighteners, engines and batteries, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. We’ve included a selection of accessories to help you build out your rocket stable. Also make sure to follow all safety guidelines carefully when launching.
Rocketry is not only a fun activity, but it is a real-life inspiration to help youngsters learn about science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM). And many people who flew into space or who worked for space agencies or companies began just like you want to, with model rockets. Stay safe and have fun.
Cyber Monday model rocket deals
Great Estes starter sets to start your engines
Amazing replicas of real-life rockets to launch
Wild model rockets straight out of science fiction
Crazy rocket-powered car sets
Cool model rockets powered by water and air
Not all rockets need chemical motors. Some run on air or water. Some you can stomp to launch. Here’s some elemental rocket choices for younger kids to launch.
Model rocket accessories: Motors, Wadding & more
Editor’s note: If you’re going to launch model rockets, you’re going to need a range of motors. Be careful to check your rocket’s instructions and guide to find out exactly which motors work best with it.
Below are a few standard sizes of motors to consider, but your motor needs may vary depending on the rocket.
Be sure to check out Space.com’s deals on Celestron telescopes and binoculars.