Easton wrote:I can't remember the last time I was this excited over a game... I finally landed on the Mun!
I had some... technical difficulties, which resulted in everything blowing up except my capsule. Hooray for Bob Kerban!
Awesome! I don't think I've ever played a video game that gave as much sense of accomplishment when I actually manage to pull something off.
I had an epic KSP mission on Saturday. I decided to go again to Minmus, as the last time I went one of my 'nauts got killed on the EVA. I went again with a two-launch strategy: a lander/tugboat and a fuel tanker. I've gotten much better at orbital docking, so I launched them both, hooked up in Kerbin orbit, and headed for Minmus. Here's their arrival in orbit:
I then separated and touched down. Here's sunrise over a frozen lake on Minmus:
After launching back to Minmus orbit and hooking back up with the fuel tanker, I burned for Kerbin return. But I noticed that if I slung around Kerbin without braking, I would be on course for a very close Mün encounter. I still had about 1/4 of the tanker left, so I decided to gamble and go for it. Here's my 'nauts touching their second moon of the mission:
After heading back to orbit and hooking up with the tanker for a third time (which drained it empty), I headed back to Kerbin and had just enough fuel to de-orbit. I even managed to splash down in the ocean right off the launch center. This whole process took about 8 hours of real time to play.