Year 4, Day 350 (X-5 Research Mission 1)

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A new research mission to study Kerbin is launched.  The X-5 will be taken out by Mitster and Orlas – recently returned from Eve! A Gravity Sensor is installed in the cargo bay. screenshot1255.png

“Here we go! Reaching optimal altitude for the X-5… 9000km!”

-Mitster

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The X-5 flies over X5RM01-A – and Orlas notices something!

Looks like we made a mapping error – woops!  The X-5 has already explored this canyon, and the Monolith that’s down there!

-Orlas

 

We better keep moving anyway… that looks like it would be a tricky landing!

-Mitster

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X5RM01-B isn’t very far away, and Mitster takes the X-5 down for a landing.  Orlas hops out, and checks the scientific instruments… then the jet takes off again!

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Hey – will you look at that!  One of the ground stations for communications – cool!

-Orlas

Mitster takes the X-5 down to X5RM01-C!

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Certainly there’s some staff at that communications station that could have done this survey?   Ah well.  The X-5 takes off… heading north!

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Better turn on the cabin heaters… it’s getting chilly!

-Mitster

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“Ok – this is the site where orbital sensors indicated a strange anomaly. I’m going out to check it out!”

-Orlas

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Oh wow!  Mitster, get out and check this out!

-Orlas

Orlas runs toward what looks like a crashed … saucer of some kind!

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Mitster puts on the parking brake and climbs out….

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Then runs to meet up with Orlas at the crashed saucer!

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“Wow!  They’ll never believe this back at KSC!  We better take lots of pictures and samples!”

-Orlas

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It’s starting to get pretty late… so Mitster and Orlas take off, and head back to KSC.

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Thankfully, there’s justenough fuel to reach the Space Center!

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Orlas and Mitster hop out of the X-5 and rush to tell the others about their exciting discoveries!  The X-5 is brought in to be refurbished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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