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  1. And so it ends... the story that went so far beyond the bounds that "KSP fan fiction" usually implies, and of course I don't mean that in even a remotely negative fashion. This isn't a story built from the Kerbal Space Program universe, this is the First Flight universe.... that happens to have names of a few celestial bodies, people, and businesses borrowed from KSP. Just like everyone else, I'm incredibly sad for it to be over, but gratified to have been on the journey along the way. But I have just one question: When can we expect the film adaptation and officially licensed Extended Universe novels? It's honestly an unexpected and undeserved honor to have my username put in the closing remarks of this, just for a few trite comments I made along the way. Thank you again for the thousandth time, KSK. and on the EU novels note: yes, I am aware of Jake's sequel on Spacebattles, I've only read it about a thousand times too. :)
  2. It took nearly 7 human years and a story most likely exceeding the length of all but the longest tomes in existence, but the Kerbals are finally an interplanetary species. Thank you so much KSK. I have no idea how long I've been reading First Flight, but it's been since pretty close to the beginning. It's been pretty much the only reason I've ever come on the KSP Forum in the last few years. Can't wait to see this all wrapped up, one last time.
  3. I picked one hell of a time to come back to reading this after a couple-month break...
  4. I think at this point, it's not so much "mulch hitting the impeller" as much as "detonating C4 encased within an enclosure of fresh fecal matter and isocyanides." This chapter was especially good.
  5. Rest in peace among the stars, Ornie. Also, I'm not 100% sure why this happened, but a song from one of my other favorite games came to mind here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw_0Bxqpc9o
  6. Hey, I was just making a silly joke! Don't try to make me feel guilty.
  7. Come on KSK, I leave you to write unattended for almost 7 weeks, and two chapters is all you can pull together!?! How dare you! [/s] But seriously, first casualty of the story. I guess its a miracle that it took that long. NASA wasn't so lucky.
  8. The words I just uttered would get the forum mods angry at me if I repeated them.
  9. Oh lordy. This ain't good. Unlike the writing, as always.
  10. And thus was born KSP. The last two chapters in particular gave me chills. What was already one of my favorite stories of all time is rapidly becoming a contender for the favorite.
  11. I hadn't read any of First Flight since mid-April, so I just read through the whole thing again over the last week or so. Just keeps getting better. Can't wait until I can get it in hardback.
  12. Nothing solid yet, but Computer Engineering is what has my interest at the moment.
  13. I'm currently a high school junior (11th grade) and headed for college in a few years, though I haven't quite decided where. Top picks are Georgia Tech and University of Alabama.
  14. The best I've been able to achieve is 1469.0 m/s (though I didn't get it screenshotted), despite several tries and drastic methods to reduce weight/drag. ~1500m/s seems to be the maximum that can be eked out of the stock Whiplash turbojet. At the needed altitude (~20k) and these speeds, it's thrust is negligible.
  15. I will be shocked if anyone makes it to mach 28 on an atmospheric engine.