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Destination Mars™ MAV™


The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) is the first rocket in the Estes Destination Mars series. A truly unique rocket, the MAV will keep you excited about the next steps to landing humans on Mars!


Talking about Destination Mars Rocket: 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. Estes answers the call to bring the space race to budding astronauts and enthusiasts worldwide, just like in 1958.

Meet the first release in Estes' series Destination Mars, the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)! This lightweight and decorated rocket delights kids and adults while tracking NASA's achievements in reaching the next frontier. Imaginations may soar to Mars, but this MAV stays in the earth's atmosphere.

Here are the main features of Destination Mars Rocket:

  • As a beginner rocket, the MAV is easy to assemble and a great way to introduce kids and adults to the world of rocketry.
  • Designers have created the MAV to reach heights of 250 feet on a C6-3 engine. Thus, making it a perfect flyer for smaller launch sites.
  • The MAV is the first release in Estes' series Destination Mars.

Additionally, the company will release more rockets in the series in the future. This will bring enthusiasts even more options to explore the final frontier.

The MAV is perfect for smaller launch sites. Ideal for enhancing aerospace and outer space educational programs.


What You Need to Fly

Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

C5-3, C6-3
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

250 ft. (76 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

12.7 in. (32.3 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

3 oz. (85 g)
  • Fin Material

Molded Plastic

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Pencil, plastic cement and masking tape.

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.