Year 8, Day 63 (CryoLab Update!)

screenshot360.pngIt’s been 100 days since Cryolab was put into orbit, and Mirphe pilots Intrepid launches to check on the crew!  Bill is along for the mission to see how the lab (and crew!) have held up. screenshot362.png

Docking complete!  Go see if our guys are OK Bill!

-Mirphe

Luly, Shepely, and Bob all thaw from their cryogenic sleep!

“Wow – feels like I just fell asleep!”

-Bob

Bill checks the crew and the Cryo equipment out…

Everybody and everything seem to check out!  I think we’re good to head back to the Space Center!

-Bill

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I’m in the pipe – five by five!

-Mirphe

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An (almost) perfect landing!  One of the dorsal airbrakes took some damage, but repairs shouldn’t be a problem.  The Cryo-crew is taken directly to the medlab!

 

 

 

Year 7, Day 393 (Endeavor Launches To Check on CryoLab!)

screenshot233.pngEndeavor blasts off!

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Mirphe pilots Endeavor in slow and carefully toward CryoLab!

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“Almost there!”

-Mirphe

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Mirphe docks Endaevor successfully, and Gillian hops out for an EVA to inspect the station from the outside.

“Things look out from the outside… we’ll have to get inside and make sure everything’s fine there too!

-Gilian

 

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“CryoLab checks out!  All systems are fully functional and life signs for Bob, Shepely, and Lluly are faint but within desired specifications!”

-Gilian

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“OK then – let’s head back to Kerbin and let these guys chill until their 100 days is up!”

-Mirphe

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Endeavor rockets throught Kerbin’s atmosphere!

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“Whew!  That was a fast landing!  Endeavor took a little damage!  We’ll need a little repairs before she flies again!”

-Mirphe

KSEA agrees that it might be time to look at improving the Crew Shuttle’s rentry control systems and upgrade a few other systems while there at it!  A Crew Shuttle refit might be on the way!

Year 7, Day 389 (Resolute Launches, Carrying CryoLab To Orbit!)

cryolab.pngBob, Shepely, and Luly have all been selected from the volunteers to try long term cryogenic suspension in space!  The Crew Cryogenic Research Lab, more commonly known as the CryoLab.   CryoLab will hopefully pave the way toward much longer range missions for Kerbals, as the only life support and food stuffs needed by the crew will be that needed at the endpoint, not for the entire voyage!

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Mirphe blasts off in the Resolute, and the crew holds on tight!

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“Don’t worry back there… I’ve done this lots of times!”

-Mirphe

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Mirphe pilots Resolute to the planned orbit of 140km.

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The Cargo Bay Doors open, and Luly, Shepely, and Bob climb into the Cronic Freezing Chamber!

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“CryoLab is away!”

-Mirphe

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“Well… here it goes!  See you all in a few minutes!”

-Bob

Minutes to the science team perhaps, but 100 days to everyone back on Kerbin! The solar arrays extend, and Bob, Shepely, and Luly are frozen!

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“Switching Resolute to Landing Configuration!”

-Mirphe

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Resolute rockets through the clouds toward the space center!

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“Ok… I’m in the pipe – five by five!”

-Mirphe

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Mirphe sets Resolute down for a perfect landing!  Crews start working on refurbishing the Shuttle for its next launch!