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Things that NASA never said at a press conference.


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  • 3 weeks later...

"Today the man sent to the moon in peace, was destined to stay in the moon, as the ascent stage hadn't enough fuel to come back, he will always be in our hearts... resting, in peace. Until next week when he pops back up in our list of available crew"

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"So the craft suffered rapid unplanned disassembly in high atmosphere. Fortunately when the debris impacts, it will cease to exist- even the RTG units."

"Next."

"Oh hell, it's upside down again. Reload!"

"That wing has been gliding for approximately two hours, all on its own..." (real story- I had a frigging WING circle kerbin after a failed spaceplane launch.)

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Strangely enough, that is more-or-less what happened with NASA's first few attempts at orbital rendezvous's (Mercury? Gemini? I forget.). They didn't really know how to do them, so they scrapped their planned rendezvous tests and were all "we'll figure it out later"

Good thing we have Scott Manely now XD

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At t+1.00 minute the launch vehicle lost stability. Mechjeb was set to rad, the engine was throttled up, and sas was activated. At t+2.00 minutes the rocket experienced unplanned disassembly. Then at T+ 2.15 minutes we reverted to launch.

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We forgot to set an alarm for when the probe would enter Saturn's SOI, so we forgot about it until after it flew by and ended up on an interstellar trajectory. Unfortunately this means the probe flew by without collecting any science and we learned absolutely nothing from this 500 million dollar launch. Oh well, there's always next launch window.

 

Due to issues with the probe's auto-guidance systems, the space craft wobbled itself to pieces during the transfer burn.

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