Glenica and Mitster decide to use their time waiting on Mun productively, and take the Mun Rover out for a spin! But first – Glenica plants a Kerbal Stages flag on the surface!
“I’ve never planted a flag before – that was fun!”
“It never gets old! Now let’s see what’s out there!”
Before long, the intrepid Kerbals find a strange rock – a Mun Rock!
“I’ll deploy the scanning arm! I bet the scientist back on Kerbin can’t wait to see this data!”
Around 2km from the landing site, Glenica spots something in the distance – a large rock formation!
“Let’s check that out!”
“It’s a crater! I’m going to use the EVA jets to explore it!”
“Wow! For a little crater, this is HUGE!”
Mitster and Glenica set a new record, driving nearly 5km from their landing site – eventually exploring the East Farside Crater! After scanning multiple rocks and craters, Mitster drives the two back to the landing site!
“We better check in with Mission Control and see what the plan is! Look, there’s the landing site!”
Before they leave, Mitster and Glenica pose for their landing portrait!
“That’s a great shot! Good news – we think you can leave the science equipment on Mun! We can communicate remotely and view the results since the communitron unit appears functional! Let’s get you back here for the next mission!
The Aurora 18 Lander (the second one!) blasts off from Mun…
…and docks with the Aurora Crew Vehicle in orbit!
“Welcome back! Wow – that’s a lot of rocks!”
“Time to head home and let the researchers check out all these Mun Rocks!”
Aurora 18 heads back home!
Just before entering the atmosphere, the command module detaches…
… and hurtles through the atmosphere, protected by it’s heat shield!
The parachute deploys, and the spacecraft is rescued!
One thought on “Year 16, Day 398 (Aurora 18 Crew Explores Surface of Mun!)”
Even though this mission had a few hiccups, it really was a lot of fun. The new version of KSP and all the new surface science really did add something new… It was cool going back to Mun!