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  1. All in all, a great revamp, I think. In keeping with the old part, but better in so many ways (esp. rivets gone ). As @Lupi alluded, the old part's concave top made it difficult to clip/blend it nicely with angled surfaces while trying to get the position and direction just right. The new one should make that a bit easier. Bit if it were possible to have an "unblistered" bare nozzle variant as per @StrandedonEarth's suggestion, that would be the sprinkles on the icing on the cake. (I've wondered about the rationale for the aero blister... in my head, it's because this part would be used mainly on large craft - that would not fit inside a fairing - and so even for a deep space missions the verniers would be out in the wind on launch. Also because it came before fairings were in the game, and because Eve.)
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    So what is Serenity?

    Well, you could describe DLC as "merch", as in something that is sold for money... Judging by the rate that the part revamps are going, we should have a full set by 1.8, which is due around June-July. On the other hand, a kerbal eagle, looking tranquil, standing on a nice base, perhaps?
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    So what is Serenity?

    Now if there was some big anniversary coming up, related to space-y things, there might be some great marketing opportunities for themed merch. Anyone remember what was going on about 50 years ago? Can't quite recall...
  4. That's an interesting sprinkling of realism on the old Twitch - nicely captures the essence of the old one. Hadn't expected the colour options, but that's a nice touch. (And Tyko Nija'd the gimbal question!)
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    Add proper units!

    Because: Kerbals don't use SI units, and we haven't yet figured out what the conversions are for all of them.
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    2297 (The link to 2297 is rather tenuous... it is an illustration for a fictional "SCP-2297" device... but the display message is just so Kerbal ).
  7. Sure beats "Um... thataway?"
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    A farewell is necessary!

    Sorry to hear that you're moving on, will miss you. Farewell and best wishes for the future! (and hope someone will continue your challenges).
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    The Holiday Spheres Of Kerbin

    Neat! Blessings of the season to all!
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    Mods in Stock

    My personal essentials (and shout-outs to modders) @sarbian and @blowfish Module Manager [so essential, so often forgotten] @IgorZ KIS (Kerbal Inventory System) and KAS (Kerbal Attachment System) @Nils277 Kerbal Planetary Base Systems @Nils277 Feline Utility Rovers / @RoverDude Malemute Rover Must-haves: @linuxgurugamer (et al. ant.) Nebular Decals Continued / @blackheart612 Decal Stickers Nice-to-haves: @shaw Texture Replacer (alongside a suit pack showing clear but subtle specialisation and rank markings) @RoverDude Konstruction! (and probably more from USI) @MOARdV (et al. ant.) Aviation lights / @IgorZ (et al. ant.) Surface Mounted lights @TriggerAu KAC (Kerbal Alarm Clock) @Athlonic Chatterer And huge thanks to all the other modders out there who have shared their kreations. Season's Greetings to all! (Apologies if I've missed any modders or mis-attributed any - please PM me and I'll gladly correct)
  11. Indeed... not sure I'd be keen on Kerbal Salsa Party 1.7...
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    2mm hole in ISS

    I think the Russians improvised pretty well. Ideally there would have been tools tested for the job and some means of containing the debris (what do you mean, vacuum cleaners don't work in a vacuum?) In space you have to make do with what you have. Even if it is Iron Age tech. So far: Theory 1 was a micrometeorite strike - retracted fairly quickly by NASA because of the drill marks, among other things. Theory 2, from the Russians, was that the hole had been drilled from the inside, allegedly by American Astronaut(s), to force an evacuation so that one of the Americans could be treated for illness. Theory 3 was that the hole was made on the ground and covered up (in more than one sense). The reason for the spacewalk to examine the outside and retrieve samples is to confirm or deny that the hole was sealed up from the outside - in which case the hole cannot have been made in orbit. Post the spacewalk, we can be sure that no damage was evident on the outside thermal blankets or micrometeorite shield - further discounting natural causes. From the TV pics, it did appear that there was a significant glob of sealant pressed onto the pressure hull - far larger than the 2mm hole itself - which would be impossible to put in place from the inside. Theory 3 therefore seems overwhelmingly likely, so yes, that would be highly embarrassing to the manufacturer (and, let's say, career-limiting to the individuals responsible). It would be comforting to have that confirmed, even if the detail of the report was classified (along with the ground-based investigation as to who and how and why, that will inevitably follow). But with the current state of International relations and sabre-rattling, it's perhaps not too surprising that the embarrassment goes to the top. Happily, this incident (and the coincidental booster detachment failure) has not resulted in prolonged grounding of Russian manned launches. There's no alternative at the moment, and being forced to leave the ISS unmanned for a lengthy period might have resulted in malfunctions or damage that were difficult or impossible to rectify.
  13. Hi @Scorpio102 What OS are you running on? If Windows, then you install the same way I do - which works fine for me (not that that's any comfort, but at least you know it's not a universal problem). Do you have the latest MH download too, to match with 1.5.1?
  14. The Terrier is dead... Long Live the Terrier!! The old one was one of my favourites, and I too will miss its shiny foil cone... but the new variants are a great. The Lander IVA is plenty interesting, though I'm still wanting to see how the the downward view is from pilot's PoV...