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    Hence, no Mars in the past 40 years. Its been said several times that whats throttling NASA's Mars landing is its budget, and something I've noticed hasn't been responded to is that it wouldn't take much to give them a budget they could work with to get to Mars in a realistic timescale.

    How often has NASA been able or willing to commit near its full budget over a long enough period of time to be able to land a human on Mars?
  3. Theres Mechjeb, which offers an altitude and heading hold feature, not sure how it works. Supposedly Persistant Rotation can offer a simpler if less intuitive option for this. And then of course theres a couple autopilot mods out there, not sure if any of them work though.
  4. Actually its better to just use a compressed version of the AARDV Pressurized part scaled up slightly larger for the Block IV. Looks the part and keeps it simple.
  5. What did you do in KSP today?

    And other than myself you'd be my first. Yay lmao
  6. Im unsure if theres built in compatibility with RO (whether on the RO side or just in the mod itself) but if you have tweakscale you can make it work. Just upscale all the parts so they're sized appropriately in RO.
  7. If you need a tester I'd be happy to provide my services. If only so I can combine with this with my new shuttle to make a proper Shuttle II https://imgur.com/gallery/C84ff Also as a side question, is there reasoning behind keep the OMS shoulders as a combined part rather than having them be single? I imagine it has something to do with maintaining the base RCS balance in conjunction with the nose, but at the same time I find myself wishing I could split the two if I chose to to make a more arbitrary OMS configuration similar to how I did this: https://imgur.com/gallery/NWNJx Versus just clipping them into the fuselage.
  8. I have a question. Why doesn't parachute spread work with RealChute? Or rather, why hasn't RealChute integrated this functionality? Kind of annoying to have better chutes in Realchute but no spread like in stock.
  9. What did you do in KSP today?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/C84ff Today I made this super natural stand-up guy. Somehow this thing can pull out of 70 degree dive at 5km up without shearing apart.
  10. Manned Mars mission poll

    You're right. We could use that money to blow up people in deserts or under oppressive dictatorships. I'll say it again. You can't use cost as an argument when so much of the world and the United States in particular wastes vastly more resources than the cost of an entire Mars program on designing new ways to kill people. If we're going to waste hundreds of billions of dollars, we may as well waste it on Mars. Because its been proven time and time again we aren't going to see these billions spent where it really needs to be spent.
  11. What did you do in KSP today?

    Uploaded my first ever KSP video! Woo lol. Derped on the audio a bit but oh well.
  12. [ETS] Freedom Program

    Eyes Turned Skyward - Freedom Program Eyes Turned Skyward is an alternate history story by E of Pi and Workable Goblin that explores a divergence from our real history where instead of building and putting all of its efforts into the Space Shuttle, NASA instead focuses purely on space stations. As a result, we see many changes, not the least of which a 7th Moon landing, as well as the launch of Skylab B, which in the timeline is renamed to Spacelab. Using Apollo derived hardware, NASA is not only able to maintain a continuous presence in space through the 70's and 80's, but is also able to achieve much more than it has in real life. Concurrently, similar divergences occur with the ESA and Roscosmos, the European and Russian space programs respectively, that result in a similar presence in space. After Spacelab we see the Freedom program (which was the original design and designation of the ISS in real life) come into being during the 80's as a response by Reagan to the USSR's revitalized space program, essentially creating a second Space Race, not just to get into space but to utilize it. This series will be = covering the construction of this station as it happened in the timeline to the best that Kerbal Space Program can allow me to as well as much of the operations that went on after it was fully constructed, and perhaps on to..other things. And as you'll see, due to countless hours of fiddling, I have gotten very accurate representations despite not having 100% accurate parts available to me ingame. So without further ado, here is the first video showing the very first launch of the program of the Challenger Habitat and Service module. This module, serves as the core of the station and also houses the crew for the stay of their Expedition. Seen here is the full launch showcasing the Saturn H-03 rocket that launched it. And before its said, yes I am aware the in-game audio on this first video is rather loud. I actually had to redo the whole video due to some derps and that was a final derp that got through the cracks. Its not that bad though and ultimately future videos shouldn't have this problem.