At the White Mesa launch facility the refit Crew Shuttle Adventure is rolled out and fully fueled!
Carson and Edan board the shuttle and start flight checks!
“All systems nominal … Fuel lights are green…. “
“All gauges OK… Adventure is ready!”
“This is White Mesa Control Tower – you are clear to launch when ready!”
“We are go!”
The newly refit Crew Shuttle blasts off – lifted by a Nebula Rocket!
At the vehicle reaches it’s 100km apogee, the Nebula Rocket powers down, and the protective aerodynamic nose shield ejects!
“Decoupling from Nebula….”
“Decoupling complete, powering RCS thrusters to move clear for Nebula de-orbit…”
The Nebula Rocket drifts away using its own RCS system to preform a powered de-orbit propulsive landing!
Adventure then fires its LV909 engines to finish propelling itself to a 200km orbit!
“So far so good!“
Carson suits up, and performs a spacewalk to inspect the shuttle!
“Looks good from the outside! Just normal thermal wear… Looks like it’s within tolerances!”
After a full orbital systems check, Edan and Carson start the de-orbit burn back to Kerbin!
“I think I see White Mesa down there!”
“Good! Hold on! These White Mesa landings are always a little tricky!”
Carson burns fires the engines for a little extra thrust, and glides the shuttle to line up with the landing strip!
“We’re five by five… Touching down!”
With the screech of its tires Adventure sets down at White Mesa!
With a generally successful first flight everyone at KSEA is delighted!
“Good work everyone! If everything checks out Adventure will be back in service soon, and we can build a few new Crew Shuttles to supplement our orbital crew vehicles!”
-Gene, at Mission Control