Well, CG has me going, so I thought I would show what I just accomplished in Kerbal Space Program. I researched everything in the new career mode, so rather than start over with an ambitious project of tracking my progress, I thought I would just show you my first manned landing to an extra-Kerbin location–Duna, the game’s Mars equivalent.
We join our mission in Kerbin orbit, at the fuel depot I have.
Now, my Kittyhawk lander and Harpy Flyer are docked and ready to rock
Bye, bye, Kerbin! Bye, bye, Mun!
[cut lots of fiddling with orbits and time acceleration]
Barely landed! My parachutes didn’t open til 500 meters off the ground, if I hadn’t been running the engines at full blast I wouldn’t have made it.
Jeb contemplating the big questions in life. Like “since I had to burn all the way down, will there be enough fuel to get home?”
I thought maybe I wouldn’t have enough fuel to get back home, but some fortuitous timing and the calculator on this website made it easy-peasy.
Hey, I can see my house from here!
And a gentle landing into the sea.
All three, home safe and sound. And I got 27 science, for recovering a vehicle that orbited Duna. If I hadn’t been chicken and left my Kittyhawk in Duna orbit, it woulda been a might higher, but for now, science isn’t transferable between vehicles (look for it in the next update!). But like I said earlier, I’ve already maxed out my research, so, like, whatever, huh?
There’s where Gurshel Spacecraft Corporation stands. We’ll see where they go next.