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?