Continue adding the rectangles to the top of the box to make it pointed.
I based the idea off of a NASA rocket that I have seen before. But have fun and try different designs. Or you can make a “flying Saucer”.
Spaceships can use rocket engines. When a rocket expels its exhaust in the opposite direction the ship moves forward.
The name spacecraft is a very broad term. Sometimes they are artificial satellites. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite.
The first manned spaceship was Vostok 1. It did a full orbit around Earth and was manned by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
We launched many animals into space. The first live creatures were fruit flies. The U.S. sent the flies into space on the V-2 rocket on February 20 1947.
Other animals sent into space were;
There are also things called “spaceplanes” that can fly in Earth’s atmosphere as well as in space. Atlantis is a spaceplane that belongs to NASA.
Interstellar travel is mostly in science fiction. There are a few space probes that are designed for going outside of our solar system. Some examples are Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11 and New Horizons. Only Voyager 1 has so far reached interstellar space in 2015, while the other four are still going.
Although your spaceship crafts for kids will not fly, you can place it on your desk.