Year 12, Day 413 (DSV-2 Discovery Launches and Docks With Kerbin Spaceport!)

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The Jool Vb rocket launches from the space center, carrying Discovery to orbit!

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The orbital maneuvering stage activates, circularizing the orbit and beginning the rendezvous to the Spaceport!

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Meanwhile, the protective fairings deploy…

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… and Discovery’s communication dish unfolds!

“So far so good!”

-Gene, at Mission Control

For the docking manuever it’s decided an experienced pilot should take Discovery’s controls, so Edan EVA’s over to the ship!

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Ok – I’m outside the station, and heading over!

-Edan

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Edan expertly pilots his EVA suit over to Discovery!

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Wow!  This is one big ship!  I can’t wait to pilot it!

-Edan

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Once inside Edan switches on the external lights and ejects the orbital stage!

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OK – I’m going to fly Discovery over to the other side of the station.

-Edan

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For a ship this size, it handles surprisngly well!  Must be those extra large RCS thrusters!

-Edan

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Edan lines Discovery up to the docking section…

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… and connects!  4 different Kerbal States spacecraft are now docked with the station, Discovery, a Mk7 Aurora Crew Vehicle, a Crew Transport Shuttle, and Explorer 5!

Alright!  Let’s start getting Discovery ready for her maiden voyage!

-Edan

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