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  1. A few weeks ago, while on the Facebook page, Kerbal Space Program, someone asked about the various educational levels of those on the page. Taking a page from Endermens' book, I decided to start this thread. How many times have you seen someone's user name, a ship they've designed, or even a comment they've made and wondered what their degree is in? Well, wonder no more (for those who choose to participate)! Have you earned your college degree? Do you hold a trade school certificate or other vocational training certification? Are you a starving undergraduate or graduate student and plan to someday graduate? Did life smack you between the eyes and you had to leave college for a job - we've got a category for that! If you are planning to go to college, I even have a category for that as well... Include your degree, the college, the city the college is in, and your major/proposed major. If you have more than one degree, please share! With that said, here's the list (as it develops) Young and aspiring dreamers: [This category is for those who are not yet in high school but share their dreams with us. As hard as it may be for many of us who've done a few orbits more than the younger crowd, let's resist the temptation to dash their dreams and ambitions, and instead encourage them to fulfill their potential.] Astrofox Already has his private pilot certificate. Aspires to be an aerospace engineer and within the mission planning component of a space program. Bev7787 Bubbadevlin High school STEM student cubinator Aspires to become an astronaut, aerospace engineer, musical engineer, musician, and entomologist. DarkOwl57 Middle school/junior high school STEM student Findthepin1 JK_Kerbineer: Aspires to be aerospace engineer. Once out of school, wants to work for Virgin Galactic, Lockheed-Martin, and eventually either SpaceX or NASA. MegaUZI: Aspires to be employed in the aerospace industry NSEP: Aspires to be a science fiction writer, and an aerospace engineer. His ultimate goal is to either start his own space program or go to space as a tourist. ProtoJeb21: Aspires to attend MIT. PTGFlyer Wants to be a naval aviator and then work at Lockheed Martin within the Skunk Works Division. Rath Razor235 Already has his private pilot certificate. Toss between nuclear engineering and aviation/aerospace. SaturnianBlue High school STEM student Sayeret_1711: Aspires to become either a fighter pilot or in the special forces in his home nation. Also desires to earn a BA, MA, and PhD in aerospace engineering. Skylon: Aspires to become an aerospace engineer or other engineering field. Souper Ultimate Steve Yukon0009 Those planning to enter a trade school, college or university: Butterbar: planning to become a Marine Corps officer with either a major in Political Science, Astronomy, or Systems Engineering CliftonM: major in computer science CommanderSpock Propulsion engineering DarthVader DeltaDizzy: planning to study computer science. Earthlinger: wants to study aerospace engineering or nuclear physics and aspires to become a writer. eloquentJane: planning to major in physics, then do a doctorate which will probably specialize in the dynamics of interplanetary travel. fire219: Possibly seeking a degree in computer engineering, Georgia Tech or University of Alabama qzgy: currently a high school student. Planning at working on a degree (possibly) in chemistry.. Would like to become a certified pilot at some point in life. kenbobo: Duke University, Business and Computer Sciences and Astrophysics [Recently selected to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search, Duke Univ.] Layereddiagram: Planning to major in chemistry or a natural science Mad Rocket Scientist: California Polytechnic State University NeatCrown RoadRunnerAerospace: aspires to get a pilot's license, then go into aerospace engineering or astronomy. Tex (Formerly Maximus97): Majoring in theater with a possible of a minor in mechanics. TheKosanianMethod: planing to go to college and/or join the Marines, Air Force, or teach history? (Take it from someone that does this for a living - DON'T!) V7 Aerospace: wants to become part of the RAF, hoping to become a pilot, or engineer (both will require a college/university degree). Already is a certified glider pilot. Those who would like to eventually earn a degree degree or trade certificate: flymetothemun: Currently pursuing vocational training as a semi truck (tractor trailer for the rest of the world) driver/operator or welder... r4pt0r: Would like to earn a B.A. in History focus Ancient History (Greece and Rome) at some point in the future. Those are currently enrolled and attending a trade school, college or university: _Augustus_: In college, more information to come later. CaptainKorhonen: Has been accepted and will be attending Aalto University in Espoo, Finland in pursuit of a B.Sc. in electronics and electrical engineering CornHuskerKenny: Attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln Nebraska with a major of electrical engineering. Wants to work in the aerospace industry in the future (emphasis on space). Taking flying lessons and is a member of the UNL's rocketry team. Dman979: Completed an Internship with CoreAVI, Avionics software and graphics drivers. 2016. Attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Gaarst: Attending University of Glasgow in pursuit of a B.S. in Theoretical Physics; plans to pursue Ph.D. How2FoldSoup: Attending _________ in pursuit B.S. in Applied Physics and in Mathematics; plans to pursue Ph.D. IncongruousGoat: Currently attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in pursuit of a B.S. in computer science. Wants to work in the aerospace/space industry. parameciumkid: Currently pursuing a degree in video game design. Rath: Attending Canadian International School of Hong Kong in pursuit of a B.S. in aerospace engineering [NOTE: A rocket scientist in the making!] Riven: 3rd year at San José State studying aerospace engineering. Robotengineer: Concurrently enrolled in high school and university. The current plan is to study space propulsion or space systems in graduate school. Sampa: Attending San Joaquin Valley College: Aviation Campus in pursuit of A.A/A.S. and certification in air frame and power plant licensing program. Shikashi: Recently accepted into Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (a technical information technology college) in Perg, Austria. SupperRobin6394: Currently studying application development at the "ROC Flevoland" in the Netherlands. Tavalar: Pursuing an education in information science technology somewhere in Pennsylvania. Technical school certifications include welding, certified heavy equipment operator, certified carpenter, certified residential/industrial electrician, certified automotive care technician. On-the-job training in computer repair, guitar teacher, concrete pre-caster, and television repair technician. Thunder_86: Currently attending Collège de Rosemont (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Those who had life happen to them during a trade school, college or university: This category is for those people, that for whatever reason, life threw a curve ball and forced a difficult choice to be made. A life happened moment can happen to anyone and at any time, regardless of educational level, plans, dreams, and aspirations. In spite of what life threw out them, these folks represent professionals, maybe trained in a trade or skill, and are content with who they have become. 5thHorseman Astronut: [Note: certified as a pilot!] Azimech Beowolf: [Note: certified as a pilot!] Boomerang Captain Sierra Exploro: [Note: certified as a pilot!] Frozen_Heart LordFerret regex StrandedonEarth Wallygator The self-taught or on-the-job sage: This category is for those people, that for whatever reason, didn't go to college. Instead, they became master of new skills because of a passion for developing that skill or because of the demands of work have made them experts in their field. For whatever the reason, their expertise has rivaled those of the formally trained student of education. Kergarin: Android App programmer, game programmer Maxxq: Currently makes make jewelry for a studio/store in South Carolina. Built and flew model rockets for a while. Life happened while attending The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio Self-taught as far as science, engineering, and aerospace Those who have graduated a trade school, college or university: AlphaAsh: BSc (Honors) in Computer Science, many years ago [currently pursuing a B.Ed. ] Asharad: B.S., University of Alabama, 1995, Electrical Engineering colmo: BSc, Queen's University Belfast (mid 90's), Genetics MSc, University of Ulster (mid 00's), Bioinformatics Currently in L3 of an Open University degree focused on astronomy and planetary science Planning tp pursue a PhD in exoplanetary astrobiology or related field ComatoseJedi: A.Sc. in computer information systems, (somewhere in Georgia, U.S.A.), 2000. Cydonian Monk: BSCpE, Computer Engineering, West Virginia University, 2003 Creature: B.Sc. (Technology) in biotechnology (molecular biotechnology and diagnostics), University of Turku, Finland. 2013 M.Sc (Tech) in Biotechnology (minoring in process engineering), University of Turku, Finland. 2016 Life happened while pursuing a degree in physics. Deutherius: Bc. in IT, Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic, Europe), 2014. M.Sc. at Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic, Europe), 2016 [Pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science (focused on signal processing)] EdFred: Associates of Science, ________, No date Life happened while attending the University of Michigan and pursuing a degree in architecture. Life happened while attending Grand Valley State University pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Certified as a flight instructor and is a commercially rated instrument pilot with seaplane and multi-engine ratings. [Note: a REAL pilot!] Fengist: Semi (tractor/trailer) operator (In many states, a CDL to become a tractor/trailer operator requires some sort of formal semi driving school). Freshmeat: M.Sc. in History of Science, double minor in physics and philosophy, Aarhus University of Denmark, 2011. GDJ: Certificate, Recording Arts Musical Production (Columbia Academy, 1991) Certificate, Powersound Recording Studio Certification Training, Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanics Certification Training, Gardner Denver Pump Repair [Currently pursuing a certification in Home Inspections] Inverurie Jones: MA (Hons) in English Literature at the University of Aberdeen, (year unknown) Served consecutively in Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Navy and Her Majesty's Coastguard Licensed pilot [Note: a REAL pilot!] Ionstorm: Intern: University of Houston: Houston, TX, USA (Biochemistry), 1987 A.B.: Occidental College: Los Angeles, CA, USA (Biochemistry), 1991 Fellow: NASA Specialized Center for Research and Training in Exobiology: San Diego, CA, USA, 1992-1996 Ph.D.: University of California, San Diego: San Diego, CA, USA (Biochemistry), 1997 Post-doctoral: SETI Institute/NASA Ames: Mountain View, CA, USA (Astrophysics, astrobiology), 2002 [Note: a REAL astrochemist and astrobiologist!] JedTech: B.S. (Deans List) - Aviation: Professional Pilot - Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, 2013 [Note: a REAL pilot!] JetJaguar: B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1996 [Note: a REAL rocket scientist!] JebKerboom: Ph.D./M.D., Univerzita Karlova in Prague, Czech Republic. 2012 Considering a degree in mechatronics Johnny Wishbone: B.S. Computer Science, Michigan State University, 1998. Jonfliesgoats: Has degrees in something... will discover what it is...eventually. KerikBalm: B.S., Biotechnology with a math minor. University of California -Davis. 2007 M.S., MSc Molecular Biology, University of Zurich. 2011 Ph.D., Cell biology, Université de Genève. 2016 Korvath85: Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force, the U.S. Air Force's built-in, accredited college, 2008 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science, Dakota State University, 2014 lynwoodm: Microcomputer Specialist and Machine Language Programming, unnamed trade school, 1995 AS, Computer Information Systems with a minor in Networking, 2000 magico13: B.S. (honors) Physics with minors chemistry and mathematics in physics from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) in 2014. [Currently pursuing a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.] [Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.] MaxwellsDemon: BA in Business Administration Life happened while pursuing an MBA. monstah: BSc in Mathematics by University of Brasilia (BR), 2007. Life happened while pursuing M.Sc. at University of Brasilia (BR) NightOwl07: B.Sc (Hon) from the University of Toronto in pathology (2013) [Currently pursuing a M.D. at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario)] Nightside: B.A. in English Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz (no date) [Currently pursuing a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Portland (Oregon) State University] OhioBob: Bachelor of Science; Civil Engineering; University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, Ohio; 1981 PanzarAce: Bachelor of Arts in History, University of California, Merced , 2009. peadar1987: BEng. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Dublin (2009) MSc. in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh (2010) MEng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow (2013) [Currently pursuing a Ph.D.in mechanical engineering at the University of Glasgow ("Organic Rankine Cycles using Zeotropic Working Fluids")] Plusck: LL.B. (law) with a minor in German, University of Glasgow (Year Withheld) LL.M. (law), University of Paris (Year Withheld) Life happened while pursuing LL.D. at University of Paris plotz: B.A. Eastern Asian Economics, Management & Politics - University of Bochum, Germany and Tongji University, Shanghai, China ; 2009 MSc Management and Economics - University of Bochum, Germany ; 2011 Plume-Akakak: B.A. in Plastic Arts, University of Strasbourg, Department of Visual Arts, Strasbourg, France (1998) M.A. in Plastic Arts, University of Strasbourg, Department of Visual Arts, Strasbourg, France (2002). Research field : pornography studies M.F.A., Superior School of Fine Arts, Strasbourg, France (2005). Focus : Art (video). PnDB: BS Physics, BS Mathematics, BS "Mathematics and Computer Science" (they didn't have a full CS degree), Hampden-Sydney College, 1993 MS Applied Physics / Optics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1996 [Currently pursuing a MS degree in Data Analytics from George Mason University] razark: B.A., Miskatonic University (Arkham, MA), Ancient Literature (It was reported that this was a scam - Yeah, I was "punked"!) B.S. Computer Science from University of Texas at Tyler, 2005 Reddy: M.Sc.Eng. in Mechatronics, Wrocław University of Technology, 2016 RizzoTheRat: BEng Aeronautical engineering, Loughborough University (UK), "a few years ago" S4qFBxKFFg: BSc in Engineering (Ord), Aeronautical Engineering, University of Glasgow, 2004 BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering, University of Glasgow, 2004 Licensed as private pilot. [Note: a REAL pilot!] Shynug: B.Sc.in Computer Science, Binus University, Jakarta (Indonesia), 2016 Starman4308: Bachelor's of Science in Biology, _________ University, 2013 [Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Biochemistry at ______________] sumghai: B.E. (honors) Mechatronics Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand Tada: --- (left intentionally blank for Bachelor's degree information. M.S.L. (Master's degree in Law) TheSaint: A.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology, Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey (on-line), 1993 B.S. in Information Technology, University of Phoenix (on-line), 2005 Thunder_86: CEGEP (French equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree), Programming Analysist, Collège de Rosemont (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2007 UnusualAttitide: French equivalent of a Masters (M.Sc? M.Eng?) in Applied Geosciences and Environmental Science, Toulouse III Paul Sabatier University, 2002 Van Disaster: Life happened while pursuing a BEng in Mechanical Engineering BSc Comp. Sci from a university in London (199X) placeholder... adsii1970: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (IL), 2013, U.S. History/U.S. Foreign Policy M.A., Murray State University, Murray (KY), 2004, U.S. History to 1865 focus: Foreign Policy M.Ed. Northwestern State University (LA), 1999, Information and Technology Systems B.A., Northwestern State University (LA), 1996, History focus: Ancient History Life happened while pursuing a B.A. in music theory and composition, University of Southern Mississippi, 1988
  2. UNDER CONSTRUCTION Download on SpaceDock, Github or Curseforge. Available on CKAN. SimpleLife (SimpleLife) Greetings again I have asked, and @MatterBeam has graciously given permission to update / continue / adopt / release SimpleLife. I intend to respectfully proceed as soon as I am ready, as permitted by the individual license(s) and the original author's permission. @MatterBeam has granted me access to the SpaceDock listing and I will be updating it when it is time. https://spacedock.info/mod/766 Thank you. Thank @MatterBeam for these wonderful mods! Source: GitHub License: All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses All art assets (textures, models, animations) are distributed under their own licenses
  3. Heyo Everyone! I've been more than ambitious with my projects recently and I need a place where I can keep track of it and get feedback. List of Current Projects: AT Inc. Junkyards 1.2.2 Release. BrickMod Updated Updates. New Mission Report Series.
  4. Whenever I visit Pol, the fifth moon of Jool, I feel something deeply unnerving about the little world. Its folding mountains, spiky surface protrusions, and sickly yellow color all contribute to my feeling that there is something horrendously wrong about being there, almost as if there is an unknown threat at Pol more sinister than rough landings, gravity, and delta-V. I have the distinct feeling that Pol is alive, and somehow aware of my presence. What do you think? Do you feel eyes watching you when you land on Pol? Or do your Kerbals kick the dry, motionless dust about their feet with no regret?
  5. Give us your most unhelpful tips for daily life. Please limit it to one at a time, and nothing that is actually a good idea Lose 1 kg of weight overnight by drinking a litre of water before going to bed
  6. REAL SPACE: THE MISSIONS “The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space - each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.” ― Randall Munroe Pop Chart Labs Join us, @DiscoSlelge, @HooHungLow and me in a journey trough the history of man's space exploration!! This is a series about real space exploration missions complemented with their history, objectives and details about the boosters who launched them. Missions from the past, present and future are planned, always trying to be accurate but without exhausting details, and also keeping stock-alike aesthetics. Guide: Chapter 1 LEO communications - the TDRS Network Mars and Phobos observation - Phobos 2 Operation Paperclip: The German Connection
  7. You see I remebered this planet and it got me thinking, the "goldilocks zone" on the planet itself (because it is tidal-locked) would only limit the diverisity, right? I thought of the mutation of life- one organism can go into hotter ares than the others, they reproduce and have babbies that have the same gene, a better adapted for warmth gene , or the normal resistance. This can go the "oppisite" (adaptaions for cold) way too so ... same. This proccess happens all the time, right ? and if so wouldn't that mean the limit of life going towards the extremes (poles) is only limited by the amount of time life has had to evolve. I guess this would be a hypothesis, huh?
  8. Just wondering, after all this time, we still don't know for sure if Duna has or has life, for instance. But as a community, we can wonder which ones could! I ask the propositions for both present and past life. We can state it by scientific means or just of hearth or to eye. We can also name modders bodies if you want. I believe most of the comunity want some life somewhere out there! My state: EVE past and present life (in the liquid) DUNA: Past (just to help RL Mars ) LAITHE: Ps and Pr Minmus: Im suspixious of it. Too greenish! Regards!
  9. Alright, so as the title suggests, this theory of mine contains spoilers, so if you haven’t watched LIFE, go do so before you keep reading. You’ve watched it? Great! Let’s begin. So it’s pretty hard not to forget the ending. Calvin reaches Earth in the relative comfort of one of the escape capsules, lands somewhere in South-East Asia, and a few fisherman open up the capsule so it can get out. So, that’s it, we’re all dead, right? Wrong. Very wrong. If all my research and theorizing has been even slightly successful, then within a minute of the screen going to black, Calvin, the fishermen and the surrounding islands are atomized out of existence in a blinding white light. Now, let’s step back a bit and see how I came to this conclusion. First, let’s look at it from the perspective of the people on Earth, specifically the ones in charge of everything. Now, communications with the ISS may have been lost but they could still tell that something serious had happened and that that thing that had happened could threaten all of humanity. Remember, it didn’t take long for them to launch an attempt to boost the ISS into deep space, which meant they’d already determined Calvin’s isolation to be worth more than a $200 billion space station and the lives of several astronauts. Now imagine what they’d be thinking when they see the attempt fail. They’d be so terrified that I actually can’t think of a good analogy to use for them. Now, if I were in charge, here’s what I’d do: I would do everything in my power to bring as much of the world together as possible together in humanity’s last stand against Calvin. That means using everything in humanity’s arsenal to destroy it if it reaches Earth. And what’s humanity’s best tool for destroying things? Nuclear weapons. Now, if I’m not mistaken it was said that after the failed attempt to boost the ISS out of orbit it had 39 minutes before hitting the top of the atmosphere. That gives fourty-something or fifty-something minutes before the fisherman open the capsule. Now, that may not sound like enough time to implement the plan I imagine would be put into place, but it turns out it is, and even if it wasn’t, this “Plan B” would’ve been put into action at least as far back as when the shove-the-station-into-deep-space Soyuz was launched. IIRC t takes about 6 hours for a Soyuz to get from the launch pad to the space station, which is plenty of time to implement my plan. So, what is this plan I’ve been alluding to? First, every orbital-debris-tracker and satellite-observation platform on and around the Earth would keep a close eye on the station, carefully looking at everything that comes off it. IIRC we already have the ability to track everything larger than a tennis ball, so seeing and tracking Calvin’s capsule should be no problem. Next, every time something from the station enters Earth’s atmosphere, the point of touchdown would be quickly calculated and once it has been confirmed with a margin of error of less than a hundred meters or so, humanity’s strength would be launched from multiple airbases, missile silos and submarines. Well, that escalated quickly. But at this point, this is what I think would actually happen. Now, you may think that Calvin could simply tolerate the nuclear detonations and continue on its way, but you’d be wrong. In the whole movie the only extreme conditions we’ve seen Calvin tolerate are the surface of Mars, the heat from the flamethrower and the vacuum of space. Compared with being within a few hundred meters of multiple nuclear detonations, that’s all easy. Just look at NUKEMAP and you’ll get a good idea of what kinds of conditions Calvin would be subject to. Oh, and that’s not all. In the end of the movie we see that Calvin has landed in what is probably South-East Asia, and you know what’s right next to South-East Asia? China. And you know who has the most powerful nuclear weapons in the world? China. Their 2 most powerful nuclear warheads types have yields of 3.3 or 4-5 megatons, and for comparison both the atomic bombs dropped on Japan had a combined yield of just 0.035 megatons. And the travel time from the silos to Calvin, remembering that the missiles were probably launched right after the touchdown site was confirmed (i.e. while Calvin was still in the air), gives no time for Calvin to have escaped beyond certain-death range. And even if China didn’t push the button, other nation’s nukes would only take a few extra minutes, if any extra time at all. So in conclusion, I believe that the ending of LIFE was one not foreshadowing humanity’s downfall, but merely the deaths of a few fishermen along with one of the most short-lived villains in sci-fi horror movie history. (PS: If this theory is right, then it means none of the astronauts would’ve survived regardless of which capsule landed.)
  10. Okay I have a question, and maybe the mod dev can answer this.. But everytime I use Umbra Space Industries Kolonization, Konstuction, and Life Support, I always seem to have issues. and it gets wrose when There's an Update for USI Tools I'm just wondering what is the correct way to install these m mods? I mean, what is the correct way to install these mods in Order? Should it be The Tools first, then the colornization then the Konstruction, or is there any particular order in General? Any insight would be helpful.. Space_Coyote
  11. We are launching rockets, planes, rovers and all kinds of different stuff. But how does this affect ecology on kerbin? I can purely say it affects it drastically! Debris form space falling into oceans, forests, lakes and rivers. That may pollute them and destroy ecosystem. This will heavily backfire kerbin’s society. Poisonous liquid fuel may evaporate and mix with atmosphere. This may cause acid rains and a lot more catastrophes. Plastic, metals from fuselages may decompose and spoil the soil it will lead to horrifying consequences like extinction of species. Danger in and from space may appear. Despite that lots of debris burns up in the atmosphere some stays in space. It may fall down on the surface due to orbital decay. That would cause a metal rain. As a result- a lot of casualties. But for now, it makes even more danger in space. Debris clouds form in orbit. They may strike and you won’t even notice how quickly your spaceship blends with all debris. Kerbals launch rockets every day. But how does this influence Kerbin? Because rockets are not made of nothing, Kerbals may face lack of resources on Kerbin. So, after you’ve read the article I may suggest you 3 things. 1.Terminate all debris lying on kerbin (boring) 2.Launch manned mission to destroy orbital debris (cool) 3.Download BD armory or any other mod that adds lasers and shoot down all debris from ground (AWESOME) I hope you liked this article! But can I take a bit of your time? If, yes Are those informative for you? Kessler syndrome- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessler_syndrome
  12. Hi! after some 120 h of play, I'm still just a beginner in ksp. Nevertheless, I believe this improvement would be : - not difficult to implement - really representative of a current space question. the way I would see it: * at game start: - 2 or 3 levels of life presence : rare, common, thriving - a checkbox : "or maybe not" a procedural determination of life presence: - for each planet (excepted obviously kerbin), and for each biome, test randomly for the presence of life, with probability variable depending on the planet (and maybe the biome), lets say for instance probability for life in any Duna biome is 1%, 5% and 10% depending on the option selected. Same for Laythe, 0.1/0.5/1% for Eve, even less for other planets. - if "or maybe not" is selected, stop after one iteration - if "or maybe not" is not ticked, retest all planets until at least one biome harbors life (more than one planet and biome may harbor it) - when a life presence is detected, roll for type : - 60% surface trace gaz emiter (TG) - 30% surface, non trace gaz emitter (NTG) - underground life (UL) * during play: - new science components: - orbital trace gaz scanner : detects TG, in the same way than ore scanner (with a overlay map) TG must be confirmed by ground measurement. - surface sample tests lab : detects NTG and confirms TG. - underground life drill : detects UG it would be high science revenue, except of course for Kerbin (some science provided but not a lot for confirming life on Kerbin) Sorry if already proposed (I haven't seen it in the list of already proposed) any comments?
  13. Vall was always an oddity in Jool’s system. But what secret this moon may keep? It is obvious that Vall is geologically active, and suffers from powerful tidal friction with Jool, evidence of that is a lot of fractures, edges and valleys on Vall’s surface. And it is easy to guess that it is never calm on surface. Earthquakes strike all day long. But such powerful friction may be an evidence of iron or silicate core. Powerful cores may produce heat. It is possible that icy mantel of Vall may have just melt and turned into underground ocean. In such underground ocean, closer to the core, simple life may form. But how would a multicell life would look like? It is easy to understand that skin would be white or transparent due to lack of light, it will be a fish nor a crawling creature. (like centipedes, I know it makes your fantasy freak out.) Some life may live nearby underwater volcanoes which emit heat. Nor live closer to the core where it is really hot! Such life would be powered by chemosynthesis. It simply means that it will take power from surrounding chemicals. I hope you liked my theory! Chemosynthesis-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemosynthesis I will always appreciate your ideas and hypothesis!
  14. Bright high sun… Rotten surface… And deep craters.. But it is time to leave now From this fried brown planet The Moho Deep oceans ,craters Those heavy rainy clouds And infinite flatlands around Still standing still un explored The magnificent purple planet That pulling eyes to be watched The Eve The great blue dot Fading In green of the trees The oceans full of water and ice Which are standing by to be crossed The Kerbin Distant wander point Full of dread and red Watching victims of pull to be faint Great wisdom of dead Tracing pale steps of remains… The Duna Yeah im bad at poetry...But hey its an a attempt and im Russian and im very bad at english!
  15. Before you read, please don't bash my points, I found them in my research, I am just curious and need someone's non rude opinion and discussion about it. Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is at present an open question and a topic of scientific assessment and research. Titan is far colder than Earth, and its surface lacks stable liquid water; factors whichhave led some scientists to consider life there unlikely. It has a methane cycle analouge to earths water cycle and there are many other factors and analogyies which argue it may host complex probiotic life. Some reasons I found in my research (source - wiki, I know it is not the most reliable source, but I just found it and need someone smart enough here to discuss this) 1) The Miller–Urey experiment and several following experiments have shown that with an atmosphere similar to that of Titan and the addition of UV radiation, complex molecules and polymer substances like tholins can be generated. The reaction starts withdissociation of nitrogen and methane, forming hydrogen cyanide and acetylene. Further reactions have been studied extensively. 2) In October 2010, Sarah Horst of the University of Arizona reported finding the five nucleotide bases—building blocks of DNA and RNA—among the many compounds produced when energy was applied to a combination of gases like those in Titan's atmosphere. Horst also found amino acids, the building blocks ofprotein. She said it was the first time nucleotide bases and amino acids had been found in such an experiment without liquid water being present. 3) On April 3, 2013, NASA reported that complexorganic chemicals could arise on Titan based on studies simulating the atmosphere of Titan. 4) Laboratory simulations have led to the suggestion that enough organic material exists on Titan to start a chemical evolution analogous to what is thought to have started life on Earth. Although the analogy assumes the presence of liquid water for longer periods than is currently observable, several theories suggest that liquid water from an impact could be preserved under a frozen isolation layer. it has also been theorized that liquid-ammonia oceans could exist deep below the surface. Another model suggests an ammonia–water solution as much as 200 kilometres (120 mi) deep beneath a water-ice crust with conditions that, although extreme by terrestrial standards, are such that life could indeed survive. Heat transfer between the interior and upper layers would be critical in sustaining any subsurface oceanic life. Detection of microbial life on Titan would depend on its biogenic effects. That the atmospheric methane and nitrogen might be of biological origin has been examined, for example. 5) It has been suggested that life could exist in the lakes of liquid methane on Titan, just as organisms on Earth live in water. Such organisms would inhale H2 in place of O2, metabolize it with acetylene instead ofglucose, and exhale methane instead of carbon dioxide. 6) Although all living things on Earth (including methanogens) use liquid water as a solvent, it is speculated that life on Titan might instead use a liquid hydrocarbon, such as methane or ethane. Water is a stronger solvent than methane. However, water is also more chemically reactive, and can break down large organic molecules throughhydrolysis. A life-form whose solvent was a hydrocarbon would not face the risk of its biomolecules being destroyed in this way. 7) In 2005, astrobiologist Chris McKay argued that if methanogenic life did exist on the surface of Titan, it would likely have a measurable effect on the mixing ratio in the Titan troposphere: levels of hydrogen and acetylene would be measurably lower than otherwise expected. 8) In 2010, Darrell Strobel, from Johns Hopkins University, identified a greater abundance of molecular hydrogen in the upper atmospheric layers of Titan compared to the lower layers, arguing for a downward flow at a rate of roughly 1025 molecules per second and disappearance of hydrogen near Titan's surface; as Strobel noted, his findings were in line with the effects McKay had predicted ifmethanogenic life-forms were present. Same year, another study showed low levels of acetylene on Titan's surface, which were interpreted by McKay as consistent with the hypothesis of organisms consuming hydrocarbons. Although restating the biological hypothesis, he cautioned that other explanations for the hydrogen and acetylene findings are more likely: the possibilities of yet unidentified physical or chemical processes (e.g. a surface catalyst accepting hydrocarbons or hydrogen), or flaws in the current models of material flow. Composition data and transport models need to be substantiated, etc. Even so, despite saying that a non-biological catalytic explanation would be less startling than a biological one, McKay noted that the discovery of a catalyst effective at 95 K (−180 °C) would still be significant. 9) As NASA notes in its news article on the June 2010 findings: "To date, methane-based life forms are only hypothetical. Scientists have not yet detected this form of life anywhere. As the NASA statement also says: "some scientists believe these chemical signatures bolster the argument for a primitive, exotic form of life or precursor to life on Titan's surface." 10) In February 2015, a hypothetical cell membrane capable of functioning in liquidmethane in Titan conditions was modeled. Composed of small molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, it would have the same stability and flexibility as cell membranes on Earth, which are composed ofphospholipids, compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus. This hypothetical cell membrane was termed an "azotosome", a combination of "azote", French for nitrogen, and "liposome". 11) Despite these biological possibilities, there are formidable obstacles to life on Titan, and any analogy to Earth is inexact. At a vast distance from the Sun, Titan is frigid, and its atmosphere lacks CO2. At Titan's surface, water exists only in solid form. Because of these difficulties, scientists such as Jonathan Lunine have viewed Titan less as a likely habitat for life, than as an experiment for examining theories on the conditions that prevailed prior to the appearance of life on Earth. Although life itself may not exist, the prebiotic conditions on Titan and the associated organic chemistry remain of great interest in understanding the early history of the terrestrial biosphere. As a prebiotic experiment involves not only observation through spacecraft, but laboratory experiments, and chemical and photochemical modeling on Earth. TL'DR So, what do you think?
  16. I installed TAC Life Support exactly like it said and I'm experienced with installing mods for a lot of games so I'm for sure it is up to date and installed correctly. However, my kerbals aren't using any resources and I don't have that little green button on the top to look at the resource usage. I have all the parts like the canisters and everything but It just wont work. I have looked all over for a solution but I cant find one. The mod says you need module manager but I thought that was just for people who are creating the mods. Plus I don't know what to do with the ModuleManager.dll, I just put it into my main KSP directory but TAC still didn't work after that.
  17. As a sister thread to one of the threads I find most fascinating in this forum, I've decided to create a thread on professions. This first topic will very likely have a better formatting over time. The inspirational thread has categories for levels of education; I figure there are no such things as 'levels of work', but some categorization is preferred over a long list of names and professions. I'm open to suggestions! The reason I'm creating this thread is that a lot of people here come from very different backgrounds, are at or past working age, and from the little I've seen so far professions are all over the place; you'd never know, but you just might have a buddy here who's a truck driver or a medical doctor or a fighter pilot. I certainly wouldn't expect everyone here to work on space-related subjects (if only for the reason that space-related jobs aren't so common), but it surely surprised me how many work on subjects entirely apart from science or technology! So, without further ado, I'll start: I'm a data analyst, and I work for a healthcare provider. I've been in this job for four years now, just recently moved to a different company, and I really like what I do. I develop indicators, figure trends, find problematic spots in annual price negotiations, and many specific odd reports, for which I enjoy a) discovering what data I have available on the subject, b) how do I get to process it into something meaningful and c) how do I present it in an engaging way, if possible with interaction. I've also enjoyed learning about healthcare in the process, and working for a different company but in the same sector was a little joy I had this year.
  18. I'm gonna take a step back from "Space colonies" and "Advanced propulsion", and look at this near-term potential mission instead. As we all know, life on Europa is likely, due to it's underice liquid water ocean, also, NASA wants to put an orbiter/lander there as well, but did you also know that NASA backed a Space Eel too? Cool, huh? Quote on how it would work: “The electricity gets used to electrolyze water, splitting the H2O into H2 and O2, which get stored internally in the body and limbs of the robot. The gases can then be mixed and ignited on demand, which could propel the bot in one of two ways: the explosions could either cause the limbs and body of the bot to expand and contract, allowing it to ‘swim,’ or you could use the explosions much more directly, directing the exhaust out the back of the robot, causing it to jet forward like an octopus.” I hope that our first Space Eel on Europa doesn't get eaten by an even more epic Alien Space Whale. Man, that would suck and be awesome at the same time, but as long as we take pics of it, I won't really mind. Links: Robotic Space Eel: http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/robotic-space-eel-may-one-day-explore-europas-seas-150512.htm NASA's Europa orbiter/lander: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/van-kane/20160105-nasa-europa-lander.html Evidence of liquid water under Europa: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/16nov_europa/ Here's an awesome video I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZo7_bR7V4U I also recommend watching "Europa Report" when you get the chance, it's a space thriller, but it's quite accurate for a space thriller (No, it's not sucky like Apollo 18 was).
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