Ready Jet Go! follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens! Together, they embark on great adventures, exploring the solar system, learning about space and science, but always back just in time for dinner!
Ready Jet Go! is designed to inspire an interest in astronomy, earth science and technology for kids ages 3-8 and as a child’s first introduction to space and earth science, it uses inventive visuals and upbeat songs to engage, entertain and make young viewers laugh and learn, as well as informative interstitials showing real-life science at work and featuring astronomers and scientists performing simple experiments.
The series has been created by Craig Bartlett, creator of PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train and Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold! and produced and financed by Wind Dancer Films, major producer of motion pictures What Women Want, Bernie and TV series Home Improvement, Roseanne, with assistance and curriculum support from scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), through which the series has access to NASA photo and video archives.
Ready Jet Go! will premiere nationwide on PBS Kids in the U.S. on 15 February 2016.
Ready Jet Go! was awarded the Common Sense Media Award and the Parents Choice Award.
Ready Jet Go! was nominated BEST APP and BEST WEBSITE in the 2016 Kidscreen awards.
As of March 2017, Ready Jet Go! has reached 34.3 million viewers, including 10.2 million kids on linear TV. It outperformed channel average by 32% in its first three weeks. Ready Jet Go! content has been streamed more than 146 million times since January 2016.