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  1. Hi after posting a lot in "What did yo do in KSP today?'' thread,i had a feeling of my own thread telling about my progress. Though i won't post now because it is not the time. (not so many users are active) But i will share my flags and new craft. Precious Gem company flag- Phoenix Aerospace Company (planes and rovers) And the latest and the most fast plane for now - Karambola-4
  2. After reading several mission reports around here, I was inspired to do something similar. And then I stopped playing for awhile...and then picked it up again. Now I researched all the items in a Science game, and was wondering "what next?" So this! But with this we need something to actually DO...which I also had ideas for. With all parts unlocked, it was time to look to really getting out to the various planets (I've been mostly around the Kerbin/Mun/Minmus, with two craft to Dura). How to do that led me to another goal - I've wanted to build a mildly ridiculous space station, that will serve for the construction, fueling and manning of space craft beyond Kerbin's SOI. So the reports shall start there, with the construction of the Kerbin Space Station. each part will loosely planned ahead of time, then built, then launched. success or failures recorded here, in a (hopefully) humorous and very 'kerbal' tone and style. I am using all stock parts (for the moment) + mechJeb (I like building things, and I seem utterly incapable of docking - so this is needed). I'm writing this for me, but if anyone else gets a kick out of it, awesome! If anyone cares about my take on kerbal origins/background/headcanon it is here: Starting Status: One polar orbit station orbiting Kerbin, polar stations orbiting Mun and Minmus. Rover bases on Mun an Minmus. Prior Mun and Minmus landings in the process of being recovered (20 kerbals picked up from Mun on the very poorly designed Kerbin System Transport 1). Mun station converted to automated/remote controlled platform. A few Kerbol orbit craft (only one or two have kerbals that need rescued). One Polar Orbit station over Dura. Goals: Recover ALL Kerbals and maybe even other robotic craft that have been tossed about throughout the Science campaign Design and build a KSS, with purpose built modules, in stages, in KSO above the Kerbin Space Center, capable of 50+ kerbals Command and control module Science and utility module (I don't need more science, but its wrong to have a station without it!) Connecting spine/additional habitat Fuel depot (mass storage for LF/LOX, more LF (nukes and space planes), monopropellant, xenon, and later ore) Port/Space Wharf (places to dock various sized craft) Shipyards (construction of larger craft to head to cool places) Refinery (much later) Build big ships to go cool places!
  3. Index to the chapters (open spoiler to view): Index to supplemental entries (open spoiler to view): Jool 14, Y003 "I've almost earned my wings..." Well, I wasn't the first, the second, or even the eleventh selected for the new space program. No, I was twenty-third! Today I finally completed my flight simulator training and only one requirement remains before I will earn my flight wings. The training was vigorous, but Gene kept insisting that before we got to fly real aircraft we had to be able to handle any situation that came up. He then told us that it was because of the first four Kerbalauts, Jebediah, Bob, Bill, and Valentina, that the new rules were put in effect. Apparently, out of the first four, only one didn't crash his Knat - and that was Bob. Not wanting to encourage us to copy their behavior, Gene gave us only the highlights. From what Gene did tell us, the object of the flight is to get the feel for how a real craft handles and not to try to buzz the tower, fly at mach 2 through the mountains west of the KSC, or even fly through the abandoned hangars on the old island station. He refused to answer any questions on who flew their craft through the hangar. What a thrill that would have been! Earlier today, Jebediah was a guest speaker at our training assembly. He told us that there was no greater feel than the vibration of a craft transitioning from the atmosphere into the void of space. He told us a few stories and shared a few images of what Kerbin looks like from space. He talked about looking forward to his next few missions where he will be testing a new reusable launch vehicle - which he said would eventually make spaceflight into LKO routine. It's an exciting thought about LKO becoming that easy to achieve. We also watched the telemetry and video feeds from the second Munar expedition. Although the crew did achieve stable Munar equatorial orbit about three hours ago, Gene could be heard telling Matt, Rake, and Aldas that they would not begin the descent to the surface of the Mun for an entire day. Again, Jebediah's name came up as Gene said they didn't want to repeat the mistakes of the first Munar mission. Jebediah accidentally deployed the CM parachutes instead of separating the lander from the CM. I remember that well; we all remember the broadcasted reports of a rescue mission being launched so that the crew could transfer into another capsule for reentry. There's a standing joke at the Kerbalnaut training center that if there's no really good explanation of how something was broken, Jeb had something to do with it! Podget, my roommate from the first of the course, was selected to serve as an engineer. When the assignments came out, he had hoped to continue the Kerbalnaut training, but instead, is serving as one of three engineers aboard the URKN Eeloo, a patrol craft sent out to explore the northern oceans. He left aboard her two weeks ago; today I received a video-card from him telling me of his new assignment. He was told in his briefing, as we were in the pilot's program, that all us belong to the United Republic of Kerbin Defense Forces. We still have no idea why the Council insists on having a defense force since we know we are the only sentient life form on the planet - unless you count that pink wiggly stuff they tend to serve us in the KSC mess. Tomorrow is the first day of my actual aircraft training. No more simulators for a while! I had hoped to be one of the first Kerbalnauts in space, but that didn't happen. Although I had put my application in as soon as the Committee of Aeronautics and Space Flight announced the beginning of the Kerbaled spaceflight program, I was selected at the end of the second year. Now, three months into the third year since the emerging, I am now getting my chance. I won't lie; I was excited when my name was on the pilot's list. I would hate to know that I had to hitch a ride into space as an engineer or scientist.
  4. To the mun with bill "Alpha.. I see the surface" "Copy that Phoenix, wait for the signal " "Now, Phoenix start your thruster to lower your vertical speed!' "On It!" A couple of seconds later "Phoenix, stop the thrusters and wait until you touchdown the surface, Over" "Copy that Alpha" After a hell of waiting Jeb felt the vessel touchdown and said one of his historic words "Alpha.... The phoenix Has Landed" The MCR erupted in cheers and cries as they heard Jeb's Words but quickly return as they need to monitor their screens and look for signals that represents danger "Okay Jeb.. We need you to do an EVA and look for any damages to the vessel " "On it Alpha" As Jeb goes out of the lander.. He looked to the sky and felt small. He went down the ladder and before touching the ground looked for any damages to the vessel. "Alpha, there's no sign of any damage to the vessel" "Copy, Jeb.... Wernher wants you to feel the surface... For Science, Of course" "Copy, Alpha... The Ground is very dusty... Like sand in a beach or ash in a volcanic eruption" "Copy Jeb.... Ok, your the first kerbonaut on the Mun... do you want to say anything?" "I do Alpha..... This is one small for-" The radio static but fix immediately "-Kerbals, One giant leap. For Kerbalkind As he said it, Kerbals watching the landing, erupted in cheers! The geeks saying that the mun landing was fake!! And the Kussians admitting there defeat in the space race!
  5. Commander's log day 1: Well, I don't know how to write in a journal. I guess I'll introduce myself. I am Jedediah Kerman, the commander for the amphibious Kerbin circumnavigator the "Elcano IV." It is a hybrid vehicle that is capable of long distance travel across Kerbin. Our ship is a beauty. It has a crew of 6, a movie theater, a kitchen, ore drills and converter, cozy accommodations, and plenty of snacks. I am proud to call this ship my home for sometime. Elcano, here we come.
  6. "We cannot stand for this outrage," The leader of the National States of Kerbin said as he stood at the table with his cabinet members. "The naval ship 'Kerbal' was sunk at 08:35 Hours off of the coast of the coast of the KSC, even though it had no weapons, and was preparing to go on a scouting mission." The leader of the Navy spoke as the Leader sat down. "This represents something that we have prepared for since the previous attacks on NSK troops; War." The cabinet members all gasped as they heard the word. They all knew, of course, that it might happen, as the increasing tensions had appeared to boil over multiple times. Still, the entire country was anxiously holding it's breath and hoping that it would be dissolved. "Our fighter jet production has been increasing at a steady rate, and we now have enough jets for strike plans A, B, and C, and Bomber production is at it's maximum ability." The Air Force leader said as he reviewed his multi-page report. "Good," The leader said. "Prepare the pilots for testing the jets. We can't have any mistakes. This war cannot be won with mistakes. The Army, the Marines, the Navy, the Air Force, Everyone must fight to the best of their abilities." Facing Jebediah Kerman, he said, "General Jeb, Prepare your troops. I must now write the declaration and send it to the Eastern Empire." The cabinet members all saluted and hurried to their own offices to prepare for the upcoming war.
  7. Hey all! I'm here creating this new thread because now that I finally have multiple missions running at the same time I feel like I need a place to link them all (for me and for you guys). So, here we go! The Call of The Void. This is the second part of The Beginning of a Space Program. It's hopefully going to continue where the last story left Kerbin off, and hopefully I will go to many different worlds with this one. Light it up-A trip to Laythe and Back. Light It Up was originally created when I wanted to do a practice mission to Laythe of deploying a station and landing on the surface in 1.1.3. I then thought: Heck! Let's make a video out of it. The music fit the video very well, I like that it's fast. I can safely say that this is my best one yet. The beginning of a space program. This mission report is about the development of a space program (originally called DMSP) from small probes to the future of space exploration. I try to update it as much as possible and I really do love writing it, I'm sticking with it for a while. It's so Classic-A trip around the Mün. Well, I made this video because a) I wanted to use the song Classic somewhere and b) I wanted a few views and a new video. I had no expectation that it would end up on Video Wednesdays. Messing with the Mun, Mucking with the Mun, and Taking on Tylo. Taking on Tylo is the real jewel out of these. Check it out. Old Stuff (plenty of stuff here).
  8. Background: "Solar System SCIENCE!!!" is a Science Mode save I first had in KSP 0.90. I have remade that save for every new version of KSP, and this is what I am doing in the current 1.1.2/1.1.3 save: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Status: Science: Over 4,900 Active Missions: 7 Flags: 10 Furthest Kerbal Landing: Minmus Furthest Probe: Hermes Complex (Moho) Planets Visited by Kerbals: Kerbin, Mun, Minmus Planets Visited by Probes: Kerbin, Mun, Minmus, Moho, Duna Deaths: 0 Failed Missions: At least 5 Time: Year 2, Day 100-something ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Starting Story: The construction of Feronia Station is nearing completion. After the Docking Module, all that needs to be added to the main structure is at least one Crew Module for the station's occupants. The rocket carrying the Docking Module was launched on Year 2, Day 167. However, one of the boosters destroyed a stability wing during booster separation, and the orbit of the Docking Module became too tilted for a quick rendezvous. To worsen the situation, a recently ejected piece of debris destroyed the Clamp-o-Tron Sr. on Docking Leg 4, leaving only a regular Clamp-o-Tron on that leg. The flight directors at Triple-S argued what to do with the failing mission, and decided to keep going to Feronia Station. It was decided to use Docking Leg 4 as the place for the manned Volare spacecrafts to dock to, since they use regular Clamp-o-Trons. However, the Docking Module still needs to correct its orbit and dock to Feronia in order to succeed. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Fun Facts: All of the events in this thread involving Solar System SCIENCE are mostly real. Things like the flight control Kerbals are added to create an interesting story. I have been doing Solar System SCIENCE in Kerbal Space Program since December of 2014. The fate of the Docking Module and more events are coming soon.
  9. The UKSA Chronicles As a result of game-crippling bugs (including one that completely stops the game from loading), I've given up on my 1.0.5 career save. I hadn't gotten very far in any case, so it's no great loss. I've decided to restart my career in 1.1.2 and hope for some better luck there! I've gotten a whole new crop of mods, so I think it'll be a grand old time, and I hope that you enjoy reading about it here. Mod List Chatterer, Crowd Sourced Science, Distant Object Enhancement, DMagic Orbital Science, Docking Port Alignment Indicator, Final Frontier, Fuel Wings, Haystack Continued, HyperEdit (for testing only, I promise!), Impact, Kerbal Alarm Clock, Kerbal Attachment System, Kerbal Construction Time, Kerbal Engineer Redux, Kerbal Inventory System, Kerbal Joint Reinforcement, Kerbal Planetary Base Systems, Kerbal Space Program Renaissance Compilation, Magic Smoke Industries Infernal Robotics, Mechjeb, Planetshine, Procedural Fairings, RCS Build Aid, RemoteTech, SCANsat, Ship Manifest, Simple Construction, Smoke Screen, Stage Recovery, Stock Bug Fixes (New!), Surface Experiment Pack, Take Command, Texture Replacer, Trajectories, USI's Exploration Pack, USI's Life Support, USI's MKS/OKS, Universal Storage. Wish me luck, everybody! Episode List Episode 1 - A New Home Episode 2 - Testing, testing... Episode 3 - Tribulations Episode 4 - Munar Flyby Episode 5 - Space Rescue Episode 6 - Satellites Episode 7 - Satellite Network! Episode 8 - More Kerbals! Episode 9 - Munar Orbit Episode 10 - Mun Landing! Episode 11 - To Minmus! Episode 12 - A Big Bang on Mun!