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  • Destination Mars Flying Model Rocket Kit #7283

    $21.95 $16.88

    Once again, American engineers and astronauts are being put to the test as they work towards answering the call to land humans on Mars by 2033. And just as we did in 1958, Estes will once again answer the call to bring the space race directly into the hands and homes of budding astronauts and space enthusiasts from around the globe.

    Meet the first release in Estes’ series Destination Mars, the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)! This lightweight, fully decorated, easy-to-assemble Beginner rocket will delight kids and adults alike as they follow NASA’s achievements as they work towards reaching the next frontier. Imaginations may soar to Mars, but this MAV stays in the earth’s atmosphere, reaching heights of 250 feet on a C6-3 engine. Perfect for smaller launch sites, this makes the MAV a great flyer for those looking to bring a heightened learning experience to their aerospace and outer space educational programs.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Pencil, plastic cement and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

    Projected Max Altitude

    250 ft. (76 m)

    Recovery System

    18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


    12.7 in. (32.3 cm)


    1.64 in. (42 mm)

    Estimated Weight

    3 oz. (85 g)

    Estimated Assembly Time

    15 Minutes

    Fin Materials


    Decal Type


    Launch System

    Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

    Launch Rod Size


    Age Recommendation

    Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately-unless otherwise specified.