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What is your most facepalm-worthy moment regarding KSP?

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Not a big facepalm but, recovered a module in Minmus orbit with a Klaw. Went to prograde for Kerbin and whoop.. out of control. Forgot to "Control From Here" back on the capsule... thank you quicksave :)

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Tourist contract for a Minmus landing, everything as usual, like the umpteen times before. After landing back at Kerbin, I'm wondering, why hasn't the contract completed?

Forgot to load the tourists...

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A few days ago I checked back on a Jool probe I had launched a few months (IRL) prior. I decided to go get some Science from space near Laythe, since this probe wasn't designed with landings in mind. Anyways, after a 600-ish m/s correction burn I was set for Laythe. 


I never checked my periapsis on the Laythe flyby.

It was 41km, 9km into the atmosphere.

By the time I realized, it was too late and I never quicksaved. The probe crashed into the seas of Laythe.

Edited by Emilius73

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57 minutes ago, Emilius73 said:

By the time I realized, it was too late and I never quicksaved. The probe crashed into the seas of Laythe.

Back in .22, I had a probe which struck Lathe extremely hard and fast. Not only was the probe destroyed, but Laythe exploded, too! Boy, those were the good ol' days!

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Once I pressed Alt+F4 instead of Alt+F5

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On 10/3/2018 at 6:05 PM, sturmhauke said:

Don't feel too bad, NASA lost the Mars Climate Orbiter because they forgot to convert to metric units.

I got one. So the first time I tried to land on Tylo was with a microlander, as part of an entire microspacecraft mission (a 40 T interplanetary spacecraft, assembled from four 10 T segments in LKO). When I arrived at Tylo and detached the lander, I discovered that the command seat was oriented the wrong way. You know that scene in Apollo 13 where they have to steer the capsule with the controls all messed up? It was like that, but with more explosions.

DON'T FORGET FAULTY PARTS!!!!!!!

 

Flying my Kerbal sr71 into the ground because of lack of control surfaces. I didn't revert. Rip Jeb and Val

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There are three that come to mind

1. In an old sandbox save, I wanted to send a fuel tanker to duna. Unfortunately, I had fuel cells on it, and I left one of them on while I warped. 

2. In a less old science save, I did a particularly bad job of sending a ship on a return trajectory from the mun. On its own this would not have been a problem, but I then proceeded to  warp nearly a year in the future before I remembered which button “kill warp” was.

3. In that same science save, I once tried to build a base using KIS but forgot both the screwdriver and the engineer who was supposed to use the screwdriver.

4. In a much newer science save, I learned that the trucks at the desert runway are physical objects that you can crash a rover into.

5. Later in the same save, I learned that because the center of mass changed as it consumed fuel, my VTOL was in fact a VTHL. Unfortunately, I figured this out while it was almost out of fuel and flying over the highlands. I ended up having to use hyperedit to refill the fuel tanks, since the alternative was having to restart the mission (which was already on the fifth try)

6. Just recently, I tried to send a scansat to minmus and somehow decided it would be smart to use the universal storage 2.5m to 1.875m service bay as an interstage fairing. Because the upper stage engine had a rather large bell, and because the service module has some little frame thingies to help hold the wedges, the service bay latched on tight after being decoupled, and because it’s rather heat resistant and the engine was a vacuum engine the engine could not blow it up even at full throttle. Fortunately, there was still enough time to revert to vehicle assembly and use an actual fairing, after which time the mission went smoothly.

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