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OrbitusII    234
* Resuscitating Schroedinger's cat... maybe

This. :D

"Killing Kraken..."

"Preparing for Rapid Unplanned Disassembly..."

"Writing ridiculous part descriptions..."

"Getting in the pipe..." (a cookie for you if you can finish the quote :D)

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Pachi3080    5

"Starting fresh..."

"Breaking saves..."

(These are for 0.21 only... or for other future savebreaking update)

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Eric S    186

Right after the existing "Recruiting Kerbals" hint...

"Checking Player Launch History.... Recruiting even MORE Kerbals."

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Sid    6

" Wronging the Right Stuff "

" Symmetrising Dimethylhydrazine "

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-ty-    0

-If you survived, you did something wrong.

-Remember, more explosions.

-Putting more boost in the boosters

-Commanding the command pod

-Briefing Jeb

-Cleaning up debris

-RELEASE THE KRAKEN

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spudcosmic    0
  • Packing Toothbrushes
  • Packing Food
  • Packing Not Food
  • Packing Snacks
  • Doing Laundry
  • Playing Board Games
  • Doing Science
  • Doing More Science

You really can't wait for that Hitchhiker IVA can you?

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-Counting Snacks

-Recruiting Victims

-Refueling Tanks

-Buzzing the VAB

-Deploying Parachutes

-Re-arranging Staging

A few that I could think of, not very good either, but why not post. :rolleyes:

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Scorpi15    3

I'd also suggest "Misconverting English to Metric,"[imperial-to-Metric 'accident' from NASA] "Fitting Square Pegs Into Round Holes," "Günter is Leaving", "Are You a Turtle?"[You bet your sweet ass I am :P], "Wetting Down Launch Pad"[standard procedure-?], and "Partially Venting EVA Suit"[Alexey Leonov] to add more space program jokes.

Also I would suggest:

-Finding specks on our telescopes

-Mistaking pollen for planets

-Mistaking planets for pollen

-'Hiring' recruits

-Stealing Swimming Pools

-Adding Purple to Eve

-Rusting Duna

-Baking Moho

-Freezing Eeloo

-Mixing up Jool

-Capturing Dres

-Drilling Moholes

-Hooking Arches

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Mach56    2

This will never appear on the loading screen, isn't that weird?

That's my only one for now.

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Keome    3

Checking snack levels.

Finding missing parts.

I'm sorry Dave ... I can't do that.

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rdfox    57

Good work, Scorpi! For the record, the other jokes:

"Fitting Square Pegs Into Round Holes": The (in)famous Apollo 13 CO2 scrubber hack to make the (square) CM lithium hydroxide canisters fit the (round) sockets in the LM's scrubber, as famously seen in the movie.

"Günter is Leaving": Reference to legendary NASA "pad fuhrer" Günter Wendt, and one of the stock Apollo-era jokes, come up with by Walt Cunningham during the last minutes before launch of Apollo 7. Donn Eisele: "Man, it's quiet out there." Cunningham: "Yeah. I wonder where Günter went." Wally Schirra: (after everyone's done cracking up) "Oh, man, I'm stealing that."

"Wetting Down Launch Pad": Well, it IS technically a standard procedure... the uninitiated might think it's related to the sound suppression water sprays used to protect the vehicle from its own noise during launch, or the ones that are used to cool the pad and tower during launch, but it's actually much more... unpublicized. See, before his flight, Yuri Gagarin knew that he was gonna be strapped into the spacecraft for several hours with no way of "going" until after he landed, and they'd pumped him full of tea before launch. So just before getting into the elevator to go up to the spacecraft, he took a minute to unzip his spacesuit and urinate against the side of the launch pad, making sure he was completely empty before getting bolted in. Because his flight went off without a hitch, it has since been a standard final pit stop for the crew of Russian launches to do the same, as something of a "good luck" charm. (Irony: The US had the same issue with its first launch, but Al Shepard didn't think of this before reaching the elevator, so he ended up having to go in his suit before launch--a "urine collection device" was in development for Mercury, but the thinking was that it wouldn't be needed on a 15-minute suborbital flight, so it wasn't ready yet. Unsurprisingly, after that incident cost them much of their biomedical data from the flight, the UCD's development was pushed so that it'd be ready for Gus Grissom's suborbital follow-on flight...)

A few other suggestions:

- "Attempting automated dock--OH GOD!"

- "Untangling space tape"

- "Canning spam"

- "I, for one, welcome our new Kerbal overlords"

- "Returning freely"

- "Bailing out, you fool!"

Only about two-thirds of these are actual space program jokes...

Edited by rdfox

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Jack Wolfe    1289

"Pressing big red button marked 'Do Not Press'..."

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"Liberally" Applying struts

Covering up KSC2

Investigating UFOs

Playing board games

Locking Jeb in a box

Space taping Jeb in a box

Trademarking Jeb-In-A-Box

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RogueMason    817

Spacing Space.

De-orbiting Mun.

Exploiting infini-glide.

Trying to reach Eeloo.

Firing Bob Kerman.

Fixing Solar Panels.

Landing on Jool.

Flying 4 inches off the pad. (Look up '4-inch flight' if you must...)

Hmm, if I think of more, I'll post 'em :)

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The Error    175

Modifying Phase Variance.

Engaging warp coils.

Hanging on to helmet.

Restraining Jeb.

Failing to restrain Jeb.

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On the loading screen, it should show the three guys for about 10 seconds or so....then start cycling randomly through your screenshot folder. This would also give a great reason to take more screenshots.

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