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Pitsco Solid-Fuel Rocket

SKU: W13230
A Pitsco Exclusive
$7.95 (USD)
Availability: In Stock
Notice: Rocket Engine


With the Pitsco Solid-Fuel Rocket Kit, students engage in a rewarding, hands-on project. They build the body tube, design and shape the rocket fins, and make the parachute recovery system. When they’re finished, they watch their rockets blast toward the stratosphere.

Please note that rocket engines ship separately and take 3-4 weeks for delivery via USPS. Individuals needing these materials sooner can pay an additional hazard fee to have the items delivered via UPS. To ship via UPS, you must call our customer service team at 800-835-0686 and place your order.

Access the comprehensive Pitsco Rocket Kit Book for rocket building instructions, a short history of rockets, how to use the Pitsco LaunchGuard System, and much more! The Pitsco Rocket Kit Book is available for free digital download here.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Solid-Fuel Rockets Teacher's Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Order 30 to build a class pack!


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs, Project Kits Grades: 6-12


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

SDS Sheets

What You'll Get

  • A8-3 rocket engine
  • Engine igniter
  • Yellow plug for A8-3 engine
  • Model Rocket I sheet
  • Launch lugs (2-3/8")
  • Red gummed tape
  • 2 centering rings
  • String
  • Plastic nose cone
  • Pitsco Rocket Kit Book
  • Fin material
  • Body tube
  • Rocket parachute
  • Elastic line
  • Engine lock
  • Plastic rocket body tube
  • Screw eye (1/4")
  • Chute wadding
  • Hole reinforcements


Learning Values

  • Acceleration
  • Thrust
  • Center of gravity/pressure
  • Problem solving
  • Spin-offs
  • Systems
  • Safety engineering
  • Technological design
  • Modeling
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Measuring angles/lengths
  • Symmetry


  • Recommended Engines: Comes with an A8-3 engine
  • Recovery Type: Parachute
  • Fins: Coated paperboard
  • Tools Required: Launcher, scissors, ruler, sponge, finish such as paint, and HD bond glue for attaching the fins