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A Manned Mission to Mun – From Ignorance to Enlightenment via Fear: Part Nine

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Hello and welcome to the Kerbal Space Centre tour. Please ensure you’re wearing your complimentary Totally Fun Safety Helmet at all times. Why do you need a helmet? Don’t ask. Also, don’t look up. Read more…

A Manned Mission to Mun – From Ignorance to Enlightenment via Fear: Part Eight

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Well, that didn’t go well. Read more…

A Manned Mission to Mun – From Ignorance to Enlightenment via Fear: Part Seven

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It’s a great day for Kerbalkind as we embark on this historic mission. Well, when I say “we”, I don’t include myself in this – I’ve got to stay behind and supervise the launches personally. But I’m right here, on the ground, surrounded by air and not sitting on top of eighty-seven meters of rocket fuel stored in reconditioned maple syrup canisters, and I wish I was going up there where there’s nothing but a thin sheet of tin foil-wrapped balsa wood between my fragile flesh and sudden but agonizing death. Read more…

A Manned Mission to Mun – From Ignorance to Enlightenment via Fear: Part Six

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During the approach we here at Daytripper II Mission Control scrutinized the picture feed, looking for the perfect landing spot, and one location stood out immediately. Right at the center of the enormous Crater Oundray lies Mons Igbay, the peak left behind after the violent impact that caused Crater Oundray’s formation some time in the distant past, literally years ago. The West face of Mons Igbay has a nice gentle slope so we thought it would make for some nice pictures to have the probe land there.  Read more…

A Manned Mission to Mun – From Ignorance to Enlightenment via Fear: Part Five

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The unmanned Mun-shot Daytripper II is now underway, the second launch of the Daytripper Launch Vehicle, or DLV, to deliver a Munar Probe to the surface of Mun. This follows the unsuccessful Daytripper I mission, which failed due to someoneforgetting to deploy the photovoltaics after putting it into orbit. It ceased responding to commands at 6:00 minutes Mission Elapsed Time when the electronics ran out of juice. This error will not be replicated, we have hired a new Photovoltaic Deployment Associate to say “deploy the photovoltaics” after orbit has been established. Read more…

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