When I was younger my parents bought a few board games and left them at my grandparents for us.

There was one game which had a plastic space ship mounted on a stick over the board, and it had a pump to propel the astronauts into the spaceship. You moved around the board and then when you got to the end you could pump your astronaut(s) into the spaceship.

I think there was a spinner similar to the one in the Game of Life, and the astronauts were green, blue, red and yellow.

Does anyone have any idea what game this might be?

  • Roughly what year would this have been?
    – Cascabel
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 14:45
  • This was during the mid-late 90s.
    – Moshe
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 18:39

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I've been trying to figure this out for the longest time and I finally just did! I loved this game as a kid and couldn't remember what it was!! It's KooKooNauts!

  • This was it. It's barely available anymore.
    – Moshe
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 0:24

Rocket Race appears to involve a pump:

An innovative space game with a real flying rocket! The astronauts are trying to get home from the alien planet but the air from the ground keeps blowing them off the path – the players use the pump to control the air streams. The first one to reach the rocket safely gets to fly home in it!

You could look at the image gallery to see for sure whether it's what you remember. It's hard to see from those pictures but it does have a spinner too, according to the rules. The astronaut pieces are the colors you mentioned, too, though those are pretty common color choices.

  • I don't think this is it. The pump sends the astronauts use into the spaceship and the board was flatter.
    – Moshe
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 13:02
  • This game propels the spaceship, but not the astronauts into it. Definitely not it.
    – Moshe
    Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 16:06
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    The date is much more convincing; this came out in 2006. (No offense, but everyone's memories can be a bit inaccurate after 20 years.) Not sure if there's an older version, so I figured I'd leave the answer in case it helps someone find the right answer (and to keep other people from suggesting the same).
    – Cascabel
    Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 17:28

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