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  1. Getting to LKO felt a bit too easy, so I went to Munar orbit... Turns out trial and error is really quite handy for this challenge.
  2. With infinite money and no restrictions... I'd presume a railgun/magnetic accelerator style launch system built into an artificial mountain up to the stratosphere could be done, thus reducing the need for an actual rocket liftoff, thus launching payloads to essentially their second stage, and presumably recovering the discarded sabot. Of course, using Orion would probably be less ecologically damaging than that, which is not something one gets to describe often.
  3. Whilst I liked my 'Titanic' entry, this one felt so much more 'kerbal', given that ultimately, you can treat Kerbals similarly to fuel and let them float around: Strictly speaking, more could fit in there, it's just awkward arranging them... Just be careful to only use physics warp, or they'll float through the walls.
  4. So.... something similar to Special Circumstances in the Culture Novels by Iain M. Banks? Where the in setting view on warfare with the Culture is just the plain and simple warning 'Don't (BLEEP) with the Culture!' But where will Kerbfleet get the expertise to make that happen? That being said, without the militant forces of Kerbulus so far there might be only peaceful beings in Kuzzter's Universe.
  5. Well, I only managed one pod.... Directional Monoprop thrusters push the pod away and into an atmospheric trajectory: Things get quite toasty on entry, though at least it's stable in a safe orientation at high speed: And, a slightly bumpy landing later, those aboard are safe:
  6. Well, which movie? There has been quite a few, you know. Even the National Socialist government of Germany made one. And it was more of a space saver, as it wasn't that exciting a picture, unlike this particular launch attempt:
  7. Captain Smith Kerman begins to question his lookouts' ability to spot an Iceberg:
  8. Even [insert deity here] could not get this ship to orbit!! Oh, OK then: Atmosphere, Dead Ahead!! Not, technically, sinking:
  9. Portal Space Program (2) Space? Space! Spaaaaaceeee! And that's just Jeb....
  10. I don't know the maths for this(trying to learn orbital mechanics, not very hard though). That said, I think if you could (magically) teleport an object from Kerbin surface to 113,000km as per Red Iron Crown, the lateral Kinetic Energy (if kept in the teleport) should keep you in orbit. I think the difference though is that in the rocket powered ascent you would lose some (all?) of that horizontal K.E. as you travel across (an admittedly small) part of the surface of Kerbin. I think this would be due to the trajectory moving across the surface at 175m/s, so gradually it would become a more vertical component and be nullified by gravity. If the game drew the trajectory on the map relative to Kerbin's surface rather than centre, you might get a weird looking trajectory. Feel free to prove me wrong.
  11. So, on page 53 of Eve: Order Zero, there was this little exchange: Things that make you go 'Hmmmm......'
  12. I seem to remember that at some point in TNG, Voyager, DS9 and associated Films, Scotty, Kirk, Spock and Sulu? (in a Voyager episode, maybe) all appeared, so that isn't quite as appropriate as it could be....
  13. Playing KSP. Listening to guess what soundtrack.....
  14. I feel doing the latter is rather hard when you're resorting to non-violence. The conversation from Futurama along the lines of: "Why do we have to resort to non violence? Why can't we just kick their S?" "Young lady, their S is a living thing too...." Comes to mind.
  15. Yes, but it's not like such a dramatic shift is even in scope for George "Red Wedding" Martin. Some semblance of Protagonist Survival is seen, even in ASoIaF. It would be like having J.K Rowling rewrite HP5 and call it "Voldemort and the Sudden Application of Competence". On topic, that missile is drawn on a very narrow miss trajectory...