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!
A resupply mission to MunBaseOne is launched on a Sarnus V rocket! This is the first time a resupply mission has been attempted to the base. With supplies running short on the first Mun settlement, if this mission isn’t a success the crew will have to evacuate to Unity Space Station in orbit!
The mission will do much more than just resupply the station. With any luck the installation of oxygen and water scrubbers and purifiers will let supplies on the station last much, much longer. Another item on the wish-list for KSEA planners is a better vehicle for delivering colonies to the surface of Mun. The present design works, but is wasteful and tends to create a lot of debris!
The new module rockets down to the surface, then starts rolling along toward MunBaseOne!
“I see it out the window! It’s almost here!”
It takes some maneuvering, but the module gets into position…
Then docks with the base! The new systems should keep the base running for some time. Glenica, Sean, and Bill all report the air is much easier to breathe!
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.
Aurora 16 is rolled out to the launch pad, carrying Edan, Sean and Glenica… and blasts off!
After orbit is achieved, the docking and transposition maneuver completed, course is set for Mun where orbit is easily achieved!
“We’re all getting pretty good at this!”
The lander goes down… this is the first test of the automated landing systems!
Success! Sean and Glenica hop out and say hi to Bill on MunBase One! Meanwhile in orbit, Edan prepares to head back to Kerbin!
“It really is weird heading back to Kerbin by myself! ”
Aurora 11 starts its return from Mun! After a short several hour trip, Aurora 11 splashes down in Cape Kerman, just east of the Space Center. Welcome back everybody!
“Next time I get to land!”
Aurora 11 blasts off – carrying Val, Glenica, and Kimmy to orbit! This will be both Glenica and Kimmy’s first trip to Mun!
Arriving at Mun, the team waits for the sun to shine on the landing site before heading down!