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  1. I second this, but I would also like to point out that large decouplers can occasionally be used for aesthetic purposes. Here's my Saturn IB, notice how the decoupler is used for the Instrument Unit and the top of the first stage. Just remember though, this is really the only big decoupler that's good for this. All the others are ugly
  2. Has anybody heard of this guy, by any chance? He makes a lot of neat videos about military history and common misconceptions about warfare. Most of the stuff he makes has to do with Antiquity or the Middle Ages, but he covers more modern stuff on occasion.
  3. This... sort of makes me wonder if Scott has a forum account.
  4. I got a chance today to try out the Saturn and Apollo parts, I'm quite impressed with the quality of it. Here's the first part of my Lunar mission in SSRSS, using SEP 2.0 Hadley-Apennine does not have the actual Rille modeled, am deeply disappoint by this. Volvo pls fix.
  5. Man, that catapult looks sweet! I guess it isn't stock, though.
  6. *cough* Its the only Russell Crowe movie I've ever liked.
  7. Oh boy, war stuff! So what, is this thread just here for people to discuss military history and stuff? I'm in. Medieval and Napoleonic/Victorian warfare are probably my favorites, with submarine warfare coming in a close third.
  8. Yeah, it might work, however I won't be able to use it once I get to the point where I have to add a rover and possibly ALSEP hardware to the LEM.
  9. I took a few minutes to do the AS-203 variant of the Saturn IB. The only difference here is that the adapter fairing and spacecraft have been replaced by an aerodynamic nosecone, making the rocket light enough to get to orbit with enough fuel to restart the S-IVB in space. DOWNLOAD Oh wait, now that I have this done, and the Saturn I is practically ready for release, I have no more excuses to put off building the LEM. Anybody got advice for that?
  10. Good luck, man. The Titan family is probably one of the hardest projects in KSP. I do like the stripes with the ore tanks though, that's clever. You know, this reminds me of this town I always pass through when I go to visit my relatives. There's a fast food chicken place there with a Titan I right outside it. No idea how it got there or why they even have it, but I've heard the joke that it's in case McDonald's decides to try something.
  11. With the much needed help of @Majorjim! the Saturn IB's problems have been ironed out and it now flies smoothly. It does require a somewhat steeper trajectory and extra caution until the S-IVB has burned off about half of its fuel, but after that it's pretty easy to get it to orbit. The Apollo CSM has about a sixth of its normal fuel due to weight constraints on the Saturn, which limits it to LKO activities, similar to the real Saturn IB. Ablator in the heatshield has also been lowered due to the lower velocities experienced in a reentry from LKO as opposed to a transmunar descent, so remember to take this into account. DOWNLOAD Apollo Service Module designed by Majorjim. Warranty void if launched with extra payload in Spacecraft Adapter fairing. Warranty void if S-IVB is restarted in orbit. Warranty void if CSM is launched with more fuel than provided.
  12. Although I don't have an answer for your question, I feel like I need to point out that the common myth of Napoleon being short is basically false. He was 5 feet, 7 inches, in English measurements, but was measured using a French system upon his death, which came out at around 5' 3" instead. Also, although he didn't win, Stephen Douglas ran for President in 1860. He was somewhere between 5' 0" and 5' 4" and was often called the "Little Giant", the latter part stemming from his forceful approach to politics.
  13. I like that little biplane! I picked the wrong time to make the Saturn rocket family, all I want to do now is try and build my own carrier!
  14. I went to Walmart to get my hands on the clearanced candy to bolster my stash, only to discover that it was gone, replaced by the expensive Christmas stuff. I have no costume, no stash, and Christmas is two months away...
  15. It would only bolster my faith, friend.
  16. You know it, my dude! After hundreds of hours in Medieval II: Total War, my confidence in the trebuchet is unshakeable.
  17. Yep! It's supposed be the largest space museum in the world!
  18. 8/10, hyperlinks and quotes are always nice.
  19. Ah. Well, I guess being a tourist astronaut is better than not being any kind of astronaut at all.
  20. This weekend I visited Huntsville, Alabama, home to Redstone Arsenal, the Marshall Space Flight Center, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Although I was in town for unrelated business, I decided to to visit the Space Center, since I was too close to not stop by when I had the chance. This time, I remembered to take a few pictures, and thought I would share them here. The Space Shuttle Pathfinder was a mock up built out of steel and wood for ground testing, and was not meant for flight. I believe this is the only full assembly (orbiter, SRBs, external tank) of the space shuttle in the entire world. It was so big I couldn't even fit the entire thing in frame. An Apollo era White Room with two astronaut mannequins and a technician. I don't know for certain, but I believe this is a real one actually used for Apollo. Models of the Soyuz and Conestoga rockets, located outside the entrance to the IMAX theater. The Apollo 16 Command Module, Casper. A moon rock brought back by Apollo 12. The writing below is Alan Bean's thoughts on the rock. It reads "I remember this rock... it was my favorite one." Interior of a Lunar Module. I can't remember if this was a simulator or simply a replica, but in any case I wasn't allowed inside. There was barely any room to move around anyway, it was much smaller than I had expected. Panoramic of the interior of the Skylab workshop's first floor. This too, seemed very small in comparison to photographs, I guess in weightlessness you can make better use of the room available, and thus don't need as much. Owen Garriott's space suit, used for several EVAs on his Skylab mission. Although I neglected to photograph it, a Sokol space suit used by his son (apparently he was an astronaut too!) sits beside it. A fragment from Skylab that survived reentry and landed more or less intact. As the plaque says, this was one of the largest fragments recovered from Skylab. A Saturn I with an Apollo boilerplate on top. This rocket has been at the museum since it opened in 1969, and was delivered the same day as the Saturn V Dynamic Test Vehicle, which now lies horizontal inside the museum. Also, they had one of those centifuge rides you can usually find at carnivals, but I decided not to ride it. This is not the Saturn V I mentioned in the last caption, but rather a replica built for the museum in the 1990s. It stands in such a way that you can walk under the first stage and peer up into the engine nozzles. Again, the size of these things in pictures can be very deceptive. I still can't fathom how big the rocket is. I believe I made a remark about how the F-1 engine was big enough for me to make a small house out of it. This is a mock-up of the entirety of Skylab (solar panels sold separately), as opposed to just the workshop as shown in an earlier photo. It looks like this thing has been there for some time, and I doubt it's going to be moved any time soon. If you look closely underneath the telescope you might see a person (he just happened to be there, I don't know him) which should give you an idea of how big the station is. Those are all the pictures I have, and they don't come close to encompassing how awesome this museum is. In addition to these exhibits, they had the Apollo 12 Mobile Quarantine Trailer, a Mercury simulator, several Gemini trainers, a V-2, the cabin for the Apollo Command Module simulator (which you could climb in), a replica of Wernher von Braun's office with his original desk, chair, and rocket models, and so much more. If you happen to be travelling through or near Huntsville, make sure to swing by (and allow at least five hours), it's definitely worth it.