Not so much an organized report, rather a random sampling of small adventures.
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This week has been a week of learning. And failures. Lots of failures.
Failed Mün rover launch. No Kerbals injured, yay!
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/r/kerbalspaceprogram subreddit holds a weekly Kerbal Space Program challenge. This week challenge, “Fall with style,” is to rescue a Kerbal that’s gone EVA on a suborbital trajectory — without reentering a vehicle.
Here are my results:
Jeb’s taking the new NERVA out for a spin.
Jeb: “Stage 2 separation complete”
Established stable orbit.
Jeb: “Hey tower, watch this!”
Tower: “Um, Jeb — you’re suborbital. We’re sending Bill.”
Bill: “With what? –“
Bill: “– the Mk 4 passenger cabin isn’t finished yet”
Bill: “*grumble* Whatever. Plotting intercept trajectory.”
Jeb: “… where’s the passenger module?”
Bill: “Reentry will be a little bumpy. Try not to fall out”
Jeb: “ow ow ow… oh, I see land!”
Bill: “Too much turbulence — switching to RCS for attitude control”
Bill: “Entering controlled stall to reduce speed. Deploying gears.”
Jeb: “Woooo, I’m invincible!”
Bill: “next time, I’m leaving you up there.”
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It took me quite a number of tries, but I’ve finally made it to Mün, Kerbin’s moon, and back again. The entire crew survived, though perhaps a bit shaken up:
Continue reading “KSP – To the Mün and back again”