With the return of Explorer 5 and the test flight of Discovery the Kerbin Spaceport has gotten very crowded! Edan, Bill, Orlas, Glenica, and Sean all board CTS-3 Intrepid!
“Have a good flight – you soon!”
Edan undocks from the Spaceport, and uses RCS thrusters to reach a safe distance from the station! Gilian, Shepely, and Seely remain on the station, conducting the vitally important scientific research that must certainly occur there.
“Come back soon! Bring more snacks! “
Intrepid fires its engines to de-orbit… then detaches the service pod that holds cargo (and provides for solar power!)
“Hold on everyone! Things are about to get pretty hot!”
Intrepid soars through the atmosphere, occasionally usings its airbrake system to slow its decent.
Once past the mountains west of the Space Center, Edan makes the final manuevers to line up for a landing!
“Edan to Mission Control… Intrepid is in the pipe, five by five!”
Intrepid touches down on the runway!
A perfect landing! The tired Kerbals exit the Crew Shuttle to rest up for their next mission – Intrepid is recovered and undergoes minor repairs and the standard recovery process to get it ready for its next flight!
One thought on “Year 13, Day 158 (Intrepid Returns Crews to Kerbin from Kerbin Spaceport!)”
Sometimes I think I made the entire Crew Shuttle Program just because I like landing them so much 😛