KSEA announces that mission planning for the next Duna crew has begun! Explorer 3 will be piloted by Edan, with Glenica as the mission Science specialist and Sean as the mission Engineering specialist!
Endeavor is prepared for a mission to resupply the Kerbin Space Station with Oxygen! Edan will pilot, and scientists Samner and Glenica will head up to the station for training!
The Crew shuttle reaches orbit!
“Now we just need to rendevous and the KSS crew can breath a little easier!”
The docking is a success, and the oxygen tanks are transferred over! KSEA Mission planners will leave Endeavor docked for the next month, before returning to Kerbin!
Edan and Glenica return from Minmus aboard Aurora 17, bringing a close to another successful mission in the Aurora Program!
It’s time for Glenica to return home to Kerbin! Edan will pilot Aurora 17 on its return to… meanwhile Samner and Shepely will remain on the Space Station. Before leaving, Glenica installs a backup new solar array to the station, as well as some new battery packs!
Aurora 16 arrives at Minmus, and Edan pilots the spacecraft to dock with Harmony Space Station! Glenica has been waiting for a crew for sometime now!
Aurora 17 docks! Edan and Shepley quickly transfer over to the lander, eager to get their turn down on Minmus!
Mission Planners have decided the next area for exploration will be a region in the lowlands of Minmus designated HSS LS04-A, where orbital scanners have detected an unusual anomaly.
The lander sets down – and already Edan spots the anomaly.
“That looks like one of those Monoliths! Strange though, I’d swear it was green, not black like the others!”
Edan is right – the monolith appears to be the same dimensions as the others found, however it has a slight green hue to it. How unusual! Shepley performs all the scientific experiments he can, gets a surface sample, then the explorers return to the Research Lander!
Edan pilots the lander into orbit…
Then docks with Harmony Space Station! The crew will stay for a short time before heading back to Kerbin.
Samner, Edan, and Shepley launch on board Aurora 17! Edan is particularly excited, as this will be his first landing! This is the first launch of the overhauled Aurora Mission, utilizing a longer term habitation module, similar to that on the upcoming Explorer 2mission! The purpose is to make space flight more comfortable, and to give crews experience on maneuvers and working environments similar to those in future planned deep space missions.
Enterprise launches! Edan will pilot the Heavy Cargo Shuttle to orbit and rendezvous with the Kerbin Space Station, and Dunwin will supervise the initial installation of the solar power unit, and then perform EVAs to complete installation from Enterprise’s cargo bay!
“Orbital Assist Vehicle is away… heading to the station!”
Dunwin reviews the mission parameters as Enterprise rockets towards the KSS!
Enterprise arrives at the KSS and the module detaches!
Installation proves very difficult, with Chrisnic leaving the station to assist Dunwin!
“This is just impossible! There’s no way to get a grip on anything!”
Chrisnic and Dunwin return to the KSS, taking the extra parts from Enterprise, while Edan tries a “first”… docking Enterprise itself to the Kerbin Space Station!
“Almos there… almost there…”
Wow – everyone is very suprised that the docking actually worked. The KSS was never designed to dock such a large craft, but Edan showed that it was possible!
“Now let’s all hang tight and wait for Intrepid!”
KSEA decides to send up Intrepid to deliver some parts to allow the installation of footholds and other gripping surfaces for the station!