Year 2, Day 338 (First Mun Landing!)

screenshot558.pngAurora 6 arrives at Mun!  After a few short maneuvers, the craft is brought into a fairly close 40k orbit.

screenshot559Mitster and Bob move into the Lander, and separate!screenshot560.pngThe lander moves lower, and lower…

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Almost there!

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Mitster hops out!screenshot569.png

Followed by Bob!
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Mitster plants the flag!
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The two pose, then start collecting some rocks and other scientific data. screenshot589.png

After several difficult but exciting hours collecting Mun-stuff, Mitster and Bob blast off, and head to a rendezvous with the Aurora 6 Spacecraft! screenshot591.png

After docking, Mitster and Bob transfer over, being sure to take all their vaulable science with them!

“That exterior illumination sure proved valuable – docking on the dark side of Mun would have been a real trick without ’em!”
-Chrisnic

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Mitster makes a small course correction on the way back to Kerbin…

“If these numbers are right, I think we’ll set down just outside of the Space Center!  Really!”
-Mitster

The Aurora Spacecraft is designed with a fairly large “reserve” fuel pool, to allow corrections for… imprecise maneuvers.  This extra fuel lets Mitster correct a rather wide departure from Mun into a fairly precise return maneuver for Aurora 6!

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The crew makes it to the surface – welcome home guys! screenshot605.png

The crew returns to KSC, and shakes lots of Mun-dust out of their boots!

 

 

 

 

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