To The Mun and Back: A Tale of KSP, NASA and Asteroids
Polygon writer, Charlie Hall spent a week with us seeing the sights, experiencing KerbalKon
as it happened and getting to know the story
of Kerbal Space Program
. You may find out some things you never knew about the game's history, where we are today and the seemingly bright future, which includes NASA
-partnered content. Here's a quick taste:
"Since the day it was released, less than three years ago, KSP has grown to be so much more. Beneath its childish surface lies a a complex physics system churning through mathematical calculations so expertly, real rocket scientists would blush to see it. KSP has even earned the respect of NASA — many of its employees play it regularly.
These past few months the team at KSP and the team at NASA have developed a professional, although distant, relationship. And this year they will begin to work together.
Soon the Kerbals will embark on the next phase of space exploration, more than a decade before their real-life human analogues. NASA hopes to land humans on an asteroid by 2025. It's their most daring mission in a half century, and they've asked the small team of eight developers headquartered in Mexico City to help promote that mission through their game."
is a lengthy, well thought piece that everyone on the team highly suggests you go read.