For several months, a group of us have been kicking around the idea of getting together to run a day of Kerbal Space Program as though we were actual 60s-style rocket scientists, complete with black ties, white shirts and lots of hand-drawn diagrams. Well, this weekend, we finally made it happen.
We also made good use of the office whiteboard to plot out ship designs and discuss the finer points of orbital maneuvering.
|Our first orbital rocket is plotted on the left, with a 3-kerman vehicle for orbital rendezvous on the right.|
|Charles explains the finer points of aiming the pointy end away from the ground.|
|Aaron couldn't be bothered to wear a tie.|
Once we had successfully returned the rendezvous mission, I flew a Mun landing and return using a ship that Aaron built. We managed to meet the objectives for all three missions and return their crews home safely. Though Aaron could really learn to put lights on his vehicles, especially the ones that end up making nightside landings on the Mun!
|That's me in the pilot seat while Charles makes out with his dog.|