Back in the late 90's I used to scour the discount shops in Wakefield on Saturdays for any interesting bargain toys. Two I picked up but don't have anymore where these SPACE TRAVEL carded sets.
Definately in the cheap and nasty category, they were knockoffs of Thunderbird 2 and the USS Enterprise. A pull-nylon handle made them fly off 'up to about 30 feet' but I never opened mine up to try them [boring collector!]
I think they were made in China and came out around the same time as that other Chinese Thunderbird 2 pirate, THUNDERCOP.
You got any Thunderbirds knockoffs readers?