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The date is February 20, 1962. NASA is about to launch the first American into orbit, John Glenn. In this mission you will be recreating the Mercury-Atlas 6 flight, which brought John Glenn into orbit and back. It includes some realism, with some things that actually happened during the 3-orbit mission. Operated by NASA as part of Project Mercury, it was the fifth human spaceflight, preceded by Soviet orbital flights Vostok 1 and 2 and American sub-orbital flights Mercury-Redstone 3 and 4. I think I did a pretty good job at recreating the mission using the mission builder, and I hope you will enjoy playing it! Below are some images from the mission: Mercury-Atlas 6 on the launch pad, with the Friendship 7 capsule. Shortly after launch, when you are told to start pitching and what orbit you need to get into. Separation of the Atlas booster engines. Shortly after you get into orbit, and have to decouple from the Atlas. Image of Friendship 7 in Orbit. A problem happens during the beginning of Orbit 2 (like the real mission). The Retro-burn after 3 orbits. Re-entry. About to splashdown, with the KSC in the distance. Also, most of the mission parts are automated (like when you launch, fire retros, separate from Atlas, etc.). So just do what Gene tells you to in the Mission and if anyone finds problems, I will make updates that will fix them. Enjoy! Download Links: KerbalX, Mediafire, Steam Workshop
A few days ago the American Astronaut John Glenn passed away, leaving behind a legacy of space travel and bravery. After I saw a challenge to build the Friendship 7 in KSP, I couldn't resist. Since I know some people want to see these types of craft in KSP, I figured I show it to everyone on the forum who wants to see it. Disclaimer: this craft is not 100% accurate Craft Download: https://kerbalx.com/JacobJHC/John-Glenns-Rocket Craft info Mass:52.96t Cost:43,571 Crew:1 Parts: 153 Tell me what you think about it below. I greatly enjoy constructive feedback.