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Ok so i decided that it would be a cool idea to put a base on the mün so i make a rocket and after about an hour and a half of building and testing i send it to the mun. after about another half hour i finally successfully drop my mün base off fly the sky crane int the surface to kill it, go back to the tracking station and fly the now landed base... and i cant control it...:huh: apparently even though i did put a core on the base it wont let me control it also i never put a docking port on it because i wasnt planning to connect anything so i guess i did go to space today but i sure didn't accomplish anything

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I have started putting probe cores on my booster stages with the idea to maybe refuel them or have a better chance of deorbiting them. I have had some rather unstable payloads recently and controlled from the Booster stage.

keep forgetting to change where i control the craft when I stage the booster and see my payload go off the screen in a hurry

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I wanted to do a tier 0 SSTO.

One pod, one chute one engine and the good amount of fuel can make it.

However landing is hazardous (pods on top of a very long thin rocket, sounds bad), therefore, I made landing legs out of grider segments. I launch my rocket and realize it was too heavy to make it into space (100+kg each grider !!). Alright, fine, I've got landing legs. Well, they are not of much use in water. I gently 'landed' vertically and then bounced and splashed horizontally, with the command pod destroyed.

Pods definitely have to be at the bottom of rockets.

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My plan today was not to go to space but to take the PackRat out for a spin and gather data from 3 sites to the west of the KSC as per the FinePrint contract.

First attempt: Rolled the rover after taking a turn too quickly and destroyed all my science equipment.

Second attempt: Crested a hill at too high a speed, the wheels dug in and I flipped over several times before coming to a rest on my side.

Third attempt: Caught out by a dip that was shadowed due to the sun setting, flipped several times, broke all four wheels and destroyed most of my science equipment rendering the mission pointless.

Forth attempt: Was going really well, I estimate I was about 1km from my first site when everything burst into flames. EVA'd and ran away thinking it was the rover burning... It wasn't, it was Dory Kerman being toasted by a Deadly Reentry bug.

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I don't know if this counts as a failure considering it got into space and got back in one piece but....

I launched my shuttle thing to deliver a part to a space station. The RCS stopped working mid-docking (tip: sometimes caps lock does things). After approx. 10 minutes of stressing, I released the payload from the pay and docked that, then EVA'ed some crew over to the station.

On deorbit, however, I ran out of fuel, spun out of control, overshot KSC by 100+km, and limped another 100ish km across an ocean to an island using the rest of my RCS fuel (I figured out the whole caps lock thing here) and somehow landed on a hill.

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Tried to make a lifter and lander capable of landing and returning from EVE which led to this:

Basically made it become alive because the landing legs/girders could not handle the gravity.

Sadly rocket was doomed to begin with since I simply did not have enough fuel to get back into orbit. I had to steal nearly a full tank worth of fuel, so even with a quickload and perfect landing it got no further than about 15k~

Eve is too buggy for me. I got a Kerbal off that rock, and I'm never going back!

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A refueller. A big refueller. The intact ship is in the "What did you do in KSP today" thread.

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Well, both of my fails that are worthy did get to space. One seemed to get eaten:

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The other was weird. It started during re-entry, so technically it went back to space today....

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Well, my calculator tells me that is 4.3 million c..... not bad for an unassisted engineer chip!

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My space shuttle refuses to go to space. It needs more boosters, I think.

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This is a hilarious failure of one of my rockets in career:

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It tipped over on launch and I couldn't revert because I disabled it for difficulty. Luckily, I only lost one small fuel tank so I was able to recover most of it.

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oh, for...of all possible things, this is what scrubs my launch? now I have to spend 3 weeks in KCT putting the whole thing back together. good thing i'm not on a tight launch schedule.

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One of my landings on the moon, altough high-speed meeting with the lithosphere (if that term applies to Moons) would be a better name. Upon impact, everything but the pod, a fuel tank and a nosecone became dust. Nerdof doesnt mind though...

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This is what happens when a Launch Stability Enhancer gets clipped inside one of the SSMEs.... (ignore those things falling off the shuttle, they were for putting crew in the seats in the cockpit)

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On the plus side, the cockpit saved the life of the test pilot.

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I attempted an Eve lander... The landing went fine, except for the fact that I wanted to land on a mountain. Missed the mark just barely (relatively speaking) and instead landed on the flattest point on the planet at almost exactly 0 sea level... I don't think Merger Kerbman will be going into space again today! (or any time soon...)

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I tried to make a science glider that would be dropped from orbit. The first test was less than promising.

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The second test had similar results....

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Do I need captions? probably.

First: SPACEPLANES!

my first 0.25 spaceplane:

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As you can see, I forgot the wheels.

then when it got to orbit, I forgot to bring enough fuel to get home.

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I decided once that I should try someone else's designs to see why mine are so bad at flying

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turns out the engineers left the handbrake off

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so kurt had to chase it.

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all the way to here

so before this my first mun landing:

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and in early testing of kurt's rover I downloaded:

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Started work on a mini space shuttle. Its going to be a while before this thing gets to space...

I have failed to space about 15 times so far...

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