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  1. Science Mysteries! Discover the Secrets of the Kerbol System The problem: So you've done it! You flew all the way over to another world and landed (some-what) softly. Now to send some science back and... oh, that's it. Hmm. So, great, you get to unlock something on your tech tree, but what did this science you sent back even mean? What did the scientific community learn about your destination? We never really find out except for the vague or funny message that displays when you collect the science. There is so much more we could learn about the Kerbol system! Some ideas for Science mysteries: Why is Minmus so warm? If it's not a pistachio, what is it? Where did Minmus come from? What's up with that big crater on Kerbin? Why is Eve so purple? (Fascinating Diazirinone: A Violet Gas) Did/does Duna have a molten core? Space volcanoes?! How can Laythe have liquid water so far from Kerbol? Do Kraken cause earthquakes? Why are there canyons on the the Mun? Is it the same time everywhere else? Is it just me or is the sun getting bigger? What's at the center of Jool? Are there Meteorites from Moho on the Mun? (Interplanetary Volcanic Ejecta) The solution: So as a solution, I would like to make an in-game science magazine that would report on your discoveries, allowing players to learn about the places they visit. Once you have collected the correct constellation of science reports, you would receive a new magazine article. A lot of the findings will then add up to a larger "scientific mystery." Once you get all the parts of the mystery you get a final article summarizing the findings. Maybe some mysteries could require only 3 out of 4 articles to solve or have multiple pathways to solving the mystery. You won't know what science data to look for but you can maybe figure it out from hints in the articles you have found so far. Maybe we would also need a hint system to get people started. Okay, let's just give an example: If you collect: Temperature reading from Kerbin Ice Sheet Surface sample from Kerbin Ice Sheet You get the following short article (Btw, reading it in Scott Manley’s voice makes it so much better): ARE THE POLAR ICE-CAPS HITTING A GROWTH-SPURT? Hubark Kerman, Discovery Daily A member of the KSP surveys the frozen polar icecap. Credit: Astronomer. Recent data from the poles suggests young snow is sticking around longer that it used to. Members of the KSP have shown snow deposited recently has not be melting at rate high enough to maintain the status quo, in fact, it's not even close. Almost 5 meters has been added to the ice shelf over the past 5 years leaving many scientists baffled by this sudden change. Normally the ice sheet maintains equilibrium through the evaporation of solid ice called sublimation, melting, and the calving of icebergs where the glaciers meet the sea. "This is likely a part of a natural cycle that we don't yet understand," says Bill Kerman from the KSC. By collecting more data from around Kerbin you can reveal the entire mystery. (This one may seem too obvious but others are more elusive.) See the rest of this mystery here. Spoilers! Peer Review: I have a few more mysteries written but I would love this to be a collaborative effort. Other people could submit articles for 'peer review' on this forum and they could be then revised or added to the mod if they pass muster. I do not have a science background so I can only write basic science stories like the example above. I have personally learned so much about physics and orbital mechanics from ksp I would love to see the same thing with other areas of science. I think KSP has great potential as a education tool. I want the stories based on real science but they should be fun and light just like stock ksp. Absolute realism is not possible because some aspects of the game are unscientific. General topics we can write about: Age and formation of each planet Geology Oceanography Volcanism Chemical cycles Catastrophic events Atmospheric science Origin and Evolution of Life on Kerbal (and elsewhere?) Paleontology Signs of Life Astronomy Physics Ect. To start, I would like to have at least 1 mystery for each planet/moon. I think we could differentiate the planets from our local analog. Duna is not Mars and so should have it's own mysteries. Help me: I do have basic programming skills and have made a couple plugins but I think I will need help creating the framework. Trying to GUI makes me die inside. So if someone could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it! Specifications: I'm imagining a button at the bottom of the main KSC that shows you have a notification. When you click it, you get the pop-up article. You can navigate through your unlocked articles by clicking Next and Previous buttons. Super simple. The articles could be in PDF form, I noticed that KIS uses PDFs for their in-game manual. PDFs mean pictures could be included. Could we load websites in-game? Then we could update the articles without having to redistribute the entire mod. The trigger for the article would be simple too. You just need to read the records of science reports to check if all requirements have been met then unlock the articles. This check would only occur when you return to the KSC so should not cause performance issues. I would like this mod to be a community framework that others could use to "publish" articles within the game based on triggers like science collection or milestones. It would be best if we could add new articles with just a Article_Config file indicating what science is required and then a link to the article in the gamedata folder. Mods like orbital science could have their own unique mysteries or be incorporated into existing ones. Milestones could also trigger articles ie. "First Kerbals Walk on the Mun!" or “What it’s like to live in space” and other historic events that you would expect a magazine or newspaper to report on. It would not require any change to the game mechanics or conflict with any mods. You just get information. All of the above is just my opinion but I think the community should decide on all the details. Reference articles to get you thinking: Apparently National Geographic stole my idea: Top 5 Mars Mysteries https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/11/top-mars-mysteries-exploration-nasa-insight-space/ Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181116164505.htm Earth's magnetotail: First-ever views of elusive energy explosion https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181115144917.htm Volcanoes, Then an Asteroid, Wiped Out the Dinosaurs https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/what-killed-dinosaurs-volcanoes-asteroid-earth-science/ TL-DR: I want to write an in-game scientific magazine about what you have discovered with your science. You will learn more about the planets and moons you go to. I will need help doing this.
  2. Xemina

    KSA [Kerbin Space Agency]

    IDEA: This will be like @StupidAndy's thing, with reports from new missions. UPDATE: Due to engineering problems the Andromeda IB's launch will have to wait until 1:30:00 on 1/10/00. ANDROMEDA IB: Launched straight out of Kerbin's atmosphere. Got into a stable orbit of 118x120k km. Jeb, Bill and Bob came home safely [Apart from Bill's now broken leg]. Mission time: 41m 53s.
  3. So as GTA V fans have probably heard by now, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar, the people who make GTA have sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of Open IV. Open IV is the biggest mod support... ummm... thing for GTA V. It's more or less the Module Manager of GTA. KSP was just acquired by Take-Two, so are we next? Let's make sure we aren't!
  4. We have amazing news for you, Kerbonauts!!Kerbal Space Program 1.2: Loud & Clear is ready! We’re polishing the final details of this update and we’ll be releasing it next Tuesday, October, 11th. We’re preparing a big event for its release and we urge to stay tuned for more details. It will be amazing! This is by far the best update we’ve developed and you, the community, have been an essential part of it. We can’t thank you enough for helping us with your feedback, your bug hunting and, of course, your support. You are the real heroes of Kerbal Space Program!We also want to thank our fantastic team of professionals, whose hard work, dedication and passion made this possible! But this is not all! Here at Squad we’re looking into the future and we have great and ambitious plans for the KSP franchise and even more!If you’ve been following us closely, you must be aware that we’re growing and we’ve been looking for talent and great collaborators that help us build the next milestone of this franchise. New talents have enrolled in the past few months and they are just as excited as we are. Bringing new talents is allowing us to bring fresh ideas to the plate and we can’t be more excited for what’s coming There’s an important amount of new content, besides this new update, that we’re currently working on. This includes more free updates, full expansion packs with an incredible amount of new content and much more! We’re also experimenting with new technologies and platforms to expand the KSP experience towards new horizons. Furthermore we want to participate in more industry events, because we want to have a closer relationship with our fans. We’ve already participated in Gamescon, Tokyo Game Show and Twitchcon and we’ve met amazing people who have given us lots of insight and ideas. We’re hearing you and we’ll not disappoint you!We’re are very proud to help foster STEM awareness, education and even (and hopefully) encourage some young talents to pursuit a career in these areas. In Squad we firmly believe that the future of humankind, just like with the kerbalkind, lies in the stars! We’ll be given more details in future post, so stay tuned and spread the word! Thank you and happy launchings! The KSP Dev Team
  5. Hello out there! I am very interested in watching rocket launch livestreams like other people watch soccer games. Is there any good news feed that informs me of all oncoming rocket launches with a livestream? I did already search for something like that, but wasn't able to find anything like it. Cheers!
  6. A super quick overview of 1.2. Here's a list of sources, notes, and the script! And here are all the videos I've seen / linked to from there: GrunfWorks' comparison of CommNet & RemoteTech Matt Lowne's Definitive Preview Hazard-ish's Ultimate Preview Billy Winn Jr's Preview Scott Manley's Preview If you have seen more, let me know so I can watch them as well (and link to them)!
  7. Are ya'll able to make an official Kerbal space program news website? mainly asking cause it's kinda hard to find update info ( Mostly non major ones ), Might ( Probably ) be stupid but I think ya'll should create one.
  8. Plasmaburndeath

    KSP can send inmates to space?

    No one told me that KSP had inmates! :-D http://www.whas11.com/news/local/ksp-searching-for-escaped-inmate/76606533
  9. Hi! I would suggest to include stock rover parts, for example Chemcams or something like that. Also please more space shuttle parts AND misión, like crew transfering (what would be related with máximum time that a kerbal can stay in space). A training center to train kerbals habilities. That would need more habilities, for example, endurance, strength, etc. Medical center that would be related to the maximun time a kerbal can stay in space, again. I think that focusing on space stations would be really important so more experiments and parts can be constructed. I already have a lots of mods that give me basically what I expected from stock possibilites and features, so maybe you should include them as stock features, like PlanetaryBase, Infernal Robotics, Life Support, ScanSAT, Tarsier Space Technology, Station Science, etc. But highly needing Rover parts, because there are too less parts to build, just 3 wheels, and I dont find any Rover parts pack or something.
  10. Now this is a super computer... http://www.pcworld.com/article/3013214/hardware/nasa-google-reveal-quantum-computing-leap.html