Super Duna Lander Arrives At Duna!

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As the Super Duna Lander passes Ike it performs a short burn to assist in reaching Duna Orbit!

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Onboard systems fire, circularizing the orbit of the lander! Next, rockets fire to rendevous with Duna Spaceport!

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The lander arrives at Duna Spaceport!  The lander will simply remain nearby until the Explorer 3 crew arrives!

Super Duna Lander

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Year 7, Day 18 (Mitster and Kimmy Return to Duna Spaceport!)

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After fully cataloging the findings at the Great Face on Duna, Mitster and Kimmy blast off, returning to the Duna Spaceport!

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“Wow, that face is huge! You can see it all the way from here!”

-Mitster

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The explorers dock at the Spaceport and rest after a long mission!

“That mission really pushed our fuel reserves – we barely had enough to rendezvous with the station! Some brainy Kerbals back at KSC should probably get to work on a second generation lander… a Super Duna Lander!”

-Mitster

Year 7, Day 1 (Explorer 2 Landing at the Northern Basin!)

The new year is going to start with a new Duna landing at the Northern Basin!

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Mitster and Kimmy undock from Duna Spaceport in the station lander.

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“Pretty – look Mitster, it’s an “Ike-rise!””

-Kimmy

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“The descent angle appears to have been pretty close to the mark! Next time we should try overshooting a little further, the atmosphere here has more drag than you might expect!”

-Mitster

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The lander’s parachute deploys, gliding the lander down nice and slow.

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“Firing thrusters… nice and easy now… ”

-Mitster

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Success! The lander touches down at the Northern Basin! Kimmy and Mitster take a little time to prepare for the exploration outside the lander!

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Kimmy hops out, and plants the Kerbal States flag in the red sands of Duna!

“Another step forward for Kerbalkind!”

-Kimmy

After initial scientific readings are gained, Kimmy and Mitster head off to the north to investigate the odd anomalous reading picked up by the Duna Surveyor!

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It looks like a strange rock formation!

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“It… it almost has a familiar shape about it!”

-Kimmy

screenshot214.pngAs the two gallant explorers get closer, they begin to realize that the strange rock formation… Looks eerily familiar!

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“I’m going to use my EVA pack to get up there and see what it looks like from above!”

-Kimmy

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It’s impossible!

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A rock formation that resembles a Kerbal head!

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“I find it highly unlikely this is a naturally occurring object!  Let’s take careful readings and report back to KSC immediately!

-Kimmy

Kimmy and Mitster head back to the lander as quickly as they can!  But the 2km walk feels like a lifetime!