Reactordrone

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  1. I thought that. The ring around the bottom of the engine bell looks like it's held on with velcro strips.
  2. Cats in zero g are fairly funny though, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9XtK6R1QAk
  3. ISS crew size is mostly limited by the life support system. When shuttles visited they needed to add supplementary oxygen generation and CO2 removal.
  4. Yeah, it's a bit of a weird statement. It's like complaining about your car repair schedule when you find out your mechanic is building a hotrod in his spare time.
  5. The fast rendezvous profiles are giving us some nice shots of approaching vehicles from the space station.
  6. Also, how Kerbal looking is that rocket?
  7. You can download all the files here, https://3d.si.edu/apollo11cmhatch Free to use for non commercial purposes. Most of the files are a little more hard edged than the original parts which were heavily smoothed to prevent cuts and abrasions.
  8. Normal way to add a docking port in the stock game is to stick a Klaw with a docking port on the back onto it.
  9. In order to be approaching Kerbin from the left had side you'd have to burn longer to completely kill your orbital speed and then add retrograde speed to raise your periapsis again. You can think of the situation without the Mun at all. You're in a high circular orbit and you burn retrograde to lower your periapsis. It doesn't put you in a retrograde Kerbin orbit it just makes it more elliptical.
  10. Inertial confinement fusion is basically this idea. The hohlraums are pretty much smaller versions of the fusion package of a Teller Ulam weapon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertial_confinement_fusion
  11. At least with all those people on deck the carrier is less likely to crash into a merchant ship.
  12. You could refuel in orbit from a Gilly based mining operation and use an entry burn to obviate the need for a heat shield. Provided the orbital section has enough delta-v to knock off about 3000m/s fairly quickly it should be ok.
  13. If all you want to do is crash the booster into the moon to clean up the orbit just turn off anything on the booster that will use electricity, turn the whole vehicle so that it points retrograde, detach the station and fly it sideways with the RCS until it's clear of the booster and then switch back and light the engine. Once the poodle is running it will generate electricity to keep the probe core powered.
  14. 2 x 0 = 0 Double internal pressure maybe?