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Now that Kerbals have parachutes, it would be useful to have the ability to EVA all your crew and activate their parachutes at the same time. I've had several mission aborts where I was only able to EVA 1-2 kerbals (out of 4+) before the crash. The delay was mostly due to having to wait for reloads when switching back to the doomed craft before I could EVA the remaining crew. 

Ideally the behavior would be to remain focused on the craft while kerbals EVA and then disembark one-by-one. Once the last crew is out, you can then [ and ] to cycle to each kerbal and parachute them to (relative) safety. 

As far as keys go, maybe backspace 3 times rapidly? As in bailout-bailout-bailout (abort-abort-abort). The first one would actually fire your abort sequence - once that's done, or if your craft is only singled staged, then the tap-it-thrice mode will pour out your crew. 

PS: imagine all the shenanigans this could result in with large-capacity craft? So. Many. Parachutes.

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Look at the mod EVA Parachutes and Ejector Seats, does what you are looking for 

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Just now, linuxgurugamer said:

Look at the mod EVA Parachutes and Ejector Seats, does what you are looking for 

Is it even compatible with 1.5.1?

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Just now, ZooNamedGames said:

Is it even compatible with 1.5.1?

Yes

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I might, but still feel such functions (ejection seat is debatable) should exist in stock. The addition would be consistent with having abort functions as well as parachute packing kerbals. 

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Just an observation, 

The fighter pilots in WWI were not issued parachutes because their superiors felt that by making the pilots stay in their planes, the pilots would work much harder at bringing the valuable aircraft down in a way that it would be much more intact, and quicker to repair. Just how old is Gene supposed to be anyway?

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