Year 1, Day 49

screenshot15

The newly built Horizon 2 is launched!  This time rookie pilot Valentina will be in command.  The goal is still orbit! 

screenshot18

It’s getting toasty!  Before firing the next stage Val had to let the craft coast a short time to avoid overheating.

screenshot20

Horizon 2 reaches a new record altitude… 82km!  Sadly the Horizon just doesn’t seem to have the power to get much beyond the initial apoaspsis. screenshot23

Val sets down safely, and the Horizon 2 pod is recovered.  KSEA engineers start working out how to get past this obstacle!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s