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  1. “The sky is the limit only for those who aren't afraid to fly!” ― Bob Bello, Sci-Fi Almanac, 2010 August 8th: Well, the goverment has called me up and asked me to be one of the first Kerbals to join the Kerbonaut team. After all, I was an Air Force pilot, so I guess I would be a candidate. Just as I was finishing my packing, a big black limousine pulled up to my apartment, and a man wearing a government ID stepped out of the vehicle. I started putting all my luggage in the hallway when the elevator door opened and out stepped... Gene Kerman. He shook my hand vigorously, and helped me take my gear to the elevator. As we descended the twelve floors to the ground, Gene handed me the profiles of the 3 other Kerbonauts who had been chosen. Bob Kerman, Scientist. Bill Kerman, Engineer. And Valentina Kerman, Pilot. I was stunned at the last name in the list. Val... Val... Yes! Valentina Kerman! She was in the Air Force with me. She had risen to the rank of Senior Airman, before the horrible accident that claimed the life of her co-pilot. After the trauma, she left the Air Force to recover. As Gene led me to the limo, I saw the silhouette of another man sitting in the back of the vehicle. When I stepped into the car, the world famous scientist Wherner Von Kerman greeted me as I sat down and settled in for the ride. As we approached the airport, Gene and Wherner clinked glasses and we toasted to my safety and the further discovery of space. A government official saluted me as we boarded Gene's two engine jet. A few hours later, Gene told me that we were flying over the last stretch of open land before the large mountain range that lead to the KSC. I felt the landing gear of the aircraft touch the runway, and I was greeted by another KSC staff member, who smiled and saluted just like the man at the airport. He guided me to a smaller vehicle that would take me to the Astronaut Complex. And with that, my new career in spaceflight began. ~Jeb
  2. Hi all! If you're interested in a complete fictionalized story concerning a Kerbal Space program check out https://www.facebook.com/kerbalspaceredux/ and tell me what you think! Enjoy!
  3. HamnavoePer

    Jeb: Origins

    This will be a story written by me over the next few weeks. I am currently working on a plotline for this story and intend to start releasing chapters within a week. I intend to use various mods to write this story including, but not limited to: BDarmoury, Kerbal Cities pack, vessel mover and many more to assist with the storyline. Suggestions will be welcome
  4. JediRangerkendor

    Mount Helena Space Agency

    MOUNT HELENA SPACE AGENCY The Kerbin of MHSA: Kerbin is dying. Perhaps it was the violent wars from long ago that did it. Perhaps it was the fact that Kerbals had riddled the planets crust with tunnels for their homes. Perhaps it just was always meant for this to happen. No matter what, the fact remained. Kerbin is dying. Now, the handful of nations that are left on the planet have all settled on a similar plan: find a new home for Kerbalkind among the stars. One of those nations is called the Republic of Mount Helena, and they are determined to make their mark on history once and for all by saving Kerbanity. In order to achieve this goal. the government has formed MHSA, the Mount Helena Space Agency. There is just one small problem. Even though Kerbin has had a long bloody history of wars, no one had ever thought about using space to actually orbit anything rather then just a dangerous region for ICBMs to fly through. It is truly an unknown frontier... and one that must be conquered sooner, rather then later. ~MHSA~ These posts will be written from the point of view of "Bruce Kerman", the Chief Engineer at MHSA, whose job is to build (in his opinion) the rediculous designs that MHSA's famed chief Rocket Scientist Wernher von Kerman. He firmly believes that MHSA is going to kill everyone in launching "expensive fireworks" that he feels wont save anyone. Regardless, he does his job at the best of his ability, feeling that even though they will all probably die in the process, the least he can do is make sure that the grim reaper is held at bay for as long as possible. MODS USED: Blue Dog Design Kerbal Construction Time TAC Life Outer Planets Mod All Near Future mods.
  5. I thought about doing some creative writing, and I figured I'd share the prologue with you folks. Let me know what you think. Prologue
  6. 0111narwhalz

    Plausible Sci-Fi FTL

    Before starting this discussion, I'd like to make a couple things clear. Please read and comprehend these points prior to participation, as they're important to the purpose of the discussion. 1. This is a science fiction discussion. A certain "softness" of the science is expected. 2. "Plausible" is here used to mean "close enough to reality that someone who payed attention in high school physics wouldn't scoff at it." 3. FTL implies either matter transport or information transport. Some forms of plausible FTL allow both, others are exclusive to one. Both inclusive and exclusive are encouraged. 4. Don't bring the "pick two" here. We'll assume a simplified approach without the interrelations between relativity and causality. Basically, take the "don't look too close" approach. 5. If you really have to bring the "pick two" around, realize that we're positing that FTL is possible, so you'll have to drop R or C. 6. Actual explanation is far more interesting than vomits of technobabble. Try to throw something together that accurately describes the concept before resorting to nonsense. 7. Internal consistency is valued above consistency with real physics, but don't stray too far. With that out of the way, here's the topic of discussion: Create a plausible method of faster-than-light travel and/or communication. You may create your own, or build upon someone else's, but don't rip people's drives apart. I'll begin. Spacefolder FTL drives are the familiar "wormhole" drive. They fold space in an inaccessible "fourth spatial dimension" such that origin and destination approximate the same position, then puncture a tunnel through the intervening space. Spacefolders require advanced knowledge of gravity and fourth-dimensional geometry, and may require species of matter with interesting effects on space, such as exotic matter. This FTL paradigm may allow coherent matter to transit, but it may also restrict passage to bare mass or information. This depends upon the math and the size of wormhole possible.
  7. Elroyscout

    An Ode to Tylo

    After trying to land on Tylo (and failing miserably) I felt I needed to record my... anger at this Kerbin sized ball of mild unhappiness... so here it is, a genuine lymric to the scurge of the jool system. There once was a moon named Tylo The hated mass to which I compose this ode. Upon getting the contract, I expected not much fit. Several redesigns later, and much more quick-saves than I would like to admit. I landed super tylo lander 7, with 2.47 units of fuel, into its eternal abode. Hope you like it.