Year 2, Day 16 (Discovery 2 Returns Home)

screenshot215.pngVal, on board Discovery 2, returns home from the first Mun orbit!  Landing just west of the KSC, some KSEA engineers are hopeful that some form of re-usable space craft might be possible, if it can be recovered so close to the Space Center!

Researchers begin pouring over the data brought back by Discovery 2, and the Kerbal Congress is extremely impressed by the feat!  Rumor has it monthly funding will be markedly increased in the near future!

 

Year 2, Day 6

screenshot208.pngVal arrives at Mun on board Discovery 2! After achieving orbit (a first!) Val brings the orbit in a little tighter to get a better look.

“Setting orbital periapsis to 11 thousand kilometers!”
-Val

screenshot210.pngVal conducts an EVA and gathers scientific data from Discovery 2’s instruments. screenshot212.png

“Ok – laying in the course home before this thing runs out of supplies!”

 

Year 2, Day 5

screenshot193.pngAs Discovery 1 prepares to return from Minmus, Discovery 2 is rolled out!  Discovery 2 will (hopefully) enter orbit, perform a first-ever space rendezvous and (if fuel remains) perform an orbit of Mun! Val will pilot Discovery 2, and rookie engineer Bill will inspect Spacelab for the scientist who has yet to be chosen!  Ideally whoever that is will go up on Discovery 3! screenshot194.png

Orbit is a success!

“”Now let’s see if I can figure out how to rendezvous!  I can barely even spell that!”
-Val

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Val finds a good place to meet up with Spacelab, and fires the engines at just the right time!screenshot201.png

This is Bill Kerman… transmitting from Spacelab!  All systems seem functional.  It sure is lonely in here though – send someone up soon please!”
-Bill

As Bill gets comfy in Spacelab, Val plots a course to Mun!screenshot202.png

I still have over 2000 d/v of fuel… plenty!
-Val