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What If #1 Well I thought of this, and decided to try this out in KSP 1.11, to see if this worked, I basically launched to LEO a Buran shuttle but instead of using the four Zenit rockets I used four Falcon 9 boosters on it, so to improve it's reusability, I launched a Almaz station in the Buran shuttle, and had it successfully deployed it a 300 km orbit and the Buran (sort of) made it back to earth, I know this will sound like it kills the point, but the boosters were expended, because I was not sure if I would actually make it or not, (I just needed a short burn from the Buran's OMS engines); so hypothetically I think it should work next time with a recovery. Does anyone have any other ideas to try out in Realism Overhaul, I might try a US shuttle launch next with two falcons strapped on the ET instead of the SRMs The main mods I used were Realism Overhaul with dependencies, RSS, RSSVE, RN Soviet Stations, and Buran-Energia, with Raiz Space's Configs, KK's launchers SpaceX pack Screenshots:
This basically means you own NASA and have unlimited funds, astronauts and parts. I would finish SLS and pull off a moon landing next year.(Seriously, SLS is the coolest rocket I ever know. It's the 'add more boosters' type of rocket, not the 'made reusable to save money' type) Disclaimer: Starship is also cool, just not as cool as SLS. Then go to mars.
Lets say most central part - 100 km - of Earth core was heated up by magic. What happens to rest of Earth? Do Earth's surface eventually melt? Do 15 - Richter magnitude earthquakes happen everywhere? I miss XKCD's whatif... shame they stopped coming regularly...