Year 7, Day 206 (Endeavor Returns!)

screenshot73.pngEdan, Samner, Bob, and Glenica all leave the KSS onboard Endeavor.

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The shuttle sets down and the crew takes some much needed time to rest and relax!  KSEA plans to do some minor upgrades on Endeavor before its next launch!

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Year 6, Day 296 (Endeavor Launches to Resupply KSS)

screenshot107.pngEndeavor 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!  screenshot108.png

The Crew shuttle reaches orbit!

“Now we just need to rendevous and the KSS crew can breath a little easier!”

-Edan

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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!

 

Year 6, Day 127 (Enterprise Science Launch!)

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Enterprise launches!  The mission is to investigate a sub-atomic particle that scientists have named “kuarks” – initial research has indicated that many of these particles are quite strange indeed..

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Veteran scientist Orlas will oversee the research, along with Samner.  Val will pilot Enterprise, and train rookie pilot Mirphe as well!

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The Heavy Cargo Shuttle is testing a new science payload that essentially turns a Cargo Shuttle into a fully equipped Science Lab in space!

“Orbit achieved – we’re starting science now!”

-Orlas

Back in Mission Control, scientists anxiously await for the science data to start streaming in!

 

Year 5, Day 56 (Aurora 17 Arrives at Minmus!)

screenshot1503.pngAurora 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!

screenshot1506.pngAurora 17 docks!  Edan and Shepley quickly transfer over to the lander, eager to get their turn down on Minmus!

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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.

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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

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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! screenshot1519.png

Edan pilots the lander into orbit… screenshot1520.png

Then docks with Harmony Space Station!  The crew will stay for a short time before heading back to Kerbin.

Year 5, Day 39 (Aurora 17 Heads to Minmus!)

screenshot1502.pngSamner, 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.

 

Year 4, Day 296 (Harmony Space Station Upgraded, Harmony Crew Rotation)

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The RCS Refuelling Mission to Harmony Station above Minmus arrives!

screenshot1162.png…and docking goes surprisingly uneventfully!

Looks like a good seal!   This will give Harmony plenty of monopropellant fuel for future missions – good work everybody!

-Gilian

screenshot1163.pngSamner and Robart prepare to head home… (Robart takes the long way, enjoying an EVA before heading home) while Gilian and Kimmy prepare for the next Harmony Space Station landing!  Scientists are still figuring out the best location for HSSLS02!

screenshot1164.pngSamner, Val, and Robart head home!