Random Gravity Music Starts Playing Why do we play Kerbal Space Program? Is it the allure of the science that brings us? Is it the constant action in the game that brings us in? Or is it none of the above? For some, it could be both, however for me it's something much different. I play because I feel I owe it to the Kerbals. They've approved an unlimited budget and all the resources on their planet to the space program and have also appointed me as their administrator of their space program in hopes I can lead them to, hopefully one day, entire space colonization. I've set them off constantly. "I need to do this, I have to do that," yet I haven't done anything to further their last hope other than a probe on a couple of moons and planets. These Kerbals will (sometimes) happily risk their life for the greater good of all Kerbalkind. The engineers and scientists will work 24/7 for you, to continue their dream, their destiny, and possibly last hope. They work for you as an ant works for its queen or as a bee does for its hive. No human idea has this kind of dedication, initiative, or ambition. The mission controllers and researchers have dedicated their life to the only thing on their awfully small (but incredibly dense) planet. YOU owe it to them, as administrator of their most funded agency, department, or even branch of military, to send them where no Kerbal has gone before, to let them reach their limits and then some. They are volunteering and sacrificing their time so YOU can help and lead them. When you put off KSP, you let down the ones that made you their leader. You were their last hope and you failed them. Get on KSP! Go to your limits! Push yourself even farther! Go make a Grand Tour VTOL SSTO! Go without boundaries, for the only thing holding you back is yourself! Your skill level is irrelevant, only your experience counts but you will not make it anywhere being on the forefront of safety, being in your comfort zone! As a famous KSP Forumer once said: "I do not fear failure. Failure is data. I fear not learning from failure. Failure to learn from failure is stupidity." Progress in KSP is measured both in failure and success. Your crash in a manned mission to Duna proves to be a learning experience for later on when you send an armada to Jool. Your success in achieving orbit for the first time gives you the information you need to do it time again and again. Your successive launches from Kerbin tell you what you need to know to orbit on Laythe or even Eve. Your many attempts to make it out to Eeloo are what the Kerbals strive for. That's what they will live and die for, whether or not they live to see it. KSP is much more than just a game with explosions; it's almost a responsibility to those who depend on you. Now go forth, fellow space program administrator, fellow space defense contractor! Go forth my fellow commercial space entrepreneurs, go with your comrades, the space enthusiasts and your science followers. Even you there, the forum lurker, join us and lead your space program to its ultimate achievement. The Kerbals need us, my fellow partners in space travel, let's not keep them waiting.