A different post today highlighting a "space toy." Besides all the toy rockets and astronauts, there were a few educational toys that probably were meant to teach about space flight.
Judy/Instructo are well known mostly for puzzles that ended up in classrooms. They did a variety of types but the ones I remember are the wooden ones with 12-18 pieces. I can find puzzles made by them back into the 1950s. These puzzle are from the "Space Exploration Series" I am guessing they are from the early 1970s.
Other Judy puzzles about space include "Space Walk", Man on the Moon",