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Suggestions for New "core team" characters paying tribute to remarkable Kerb.. I mean… humans of the past.


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Here is mine: a new female Kerbal, mechanic (or engineer) named Gladys Kerman.

The reason? Gladys Ingle!

Caution: early 20 century background music! :sticktongue:

"Whoa, dear! Don't hit the moon! No, dear . . . Not yet, but soon!"

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gee…. mistyped Kerman to Kerbal… fixed!
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On 6/24/2022 at 8:12 PM, Vl3d said:

Why not Gladys Kingle?

I spent a good pair of hours googgling about "Kingle" thinking you were suggesting some other personality! :sticktongue:

Oukey. Time to go to bed. (Well played, Sir! Well played! :D)

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Kraken damned Autocompletes
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8 hours ago, Maria Sirona said:

You mean googling?

This time I'm innocent! It was the mobile's autocomplete, I swear!!! :D

(krakens, krakens, krakens everywhere!!! :P )

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I'd like to see Carl Sagan as some sort of science advisor when it comes to a science or career mode game and where deep space exploration missions are involved. :)

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11 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

I'd like to see Carl Sagan as some sort of science advisor when it comes to a science or career mode game and where deep space exploration missions are involved. :)

I know it wouldn't fit with the naming convention, but Kerbal Sagan makes me laff

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8 hours ago, Ember12 said:

I would love a rocket scientist named "Sergei Kerbalyov" after Sergei Korolyov.

Korolyov, Korolov, Korolev..? I've seen it spelt a few different ways, all of them ripe for Kerbal-ification.

There's also Tsiolkovsky, of rocket equation fame, whose name is easily butchered altered to Tsiolkerbsky.

If there's a Woomerang (referring to Woomera, site of a grand total of two orbital launches, one successful) then surely a Kerou (referring to Kourou) would be feasible; couldn't be worse than the alphabet soup that is Baikerbanur, though why that wasn't called Baikernur is beyond me. Perhaps a Naro-related launchsite on that conspicuously Korea-looking peninsula east of the KSC?

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1 hour ago, jimmymcgoochie said:

conspicuously Korea-looking peninsula

The Kaunis peninsula as i like to call it. In finnish, korea is not just the peninsula, but also a word that means beautiful or neat, and kaunis is literally finnish for beautiful. 

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5 hours ago, jimmymcgoochie said:

Korolyov, Korolov, Korolev..? I've seen it spelt a few different ways, all of them ripe for Kerbal-ification.

The ambiguity is always in the part between the L and the V.  The Russian letter is ё, which ALWAYS says "yo".   As far as I know, the only reason why anyone writes it as "Korolev"  is because the letter looks like an e.  Korolov is okay, but it omits the y sound.  Devs:  If you use something like this, please spell it with a yo!

As you may have gathered, this is something of a pet peeve of mine.

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Cyrillic letter to be accurate, @Ember12. In fact there is nothing inherently russian about the cyrillic alphabet, which is also used in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Bulgaria is the place where cyrillic was invented

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Thanks for the clarification.  To be absolutely clear about what I meant:  In many languages, if a syllable does not have emphasis, it is pronounced differently.  For instance, "instance" is pronounced "IN-stuhns" not "IN-stans".  If Russian, if the letter ё (yo) is in a word, it is always stressed.  Just how the language works.  In other Cyrillic-using languages, this may not be the case.  So, while ё is pronounced fully in Russian, it may be pronounced differently in other languages where it is not necessarily stressed.  So I thought that the clarification as Russian might be helpful.

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Not at all! I personally hope that, if we get a photo library of the things the telescopes we have picked up, they are part of Kepler Kerman's photo book (or Kedwin Kubble's?)

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Yuri Kergarin. 

Neil, Buzz and Michael Kerman.

And maybe someone from every country that has sent astronauts so far? Maybe not as the core team, but always available. Like Samantha Kerboferetti, Chris Kerfield, Alex Kerst..

And of course we need Scott Kerley.

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