Year 20, Day 416 (Nebula Rocket Carrying Fertilizer Launches for Kerbitat One!)

A Nebula Rocket that had been prepared for a Crew Vehicle launch is quickly retrofitted with an experimental new payload: the DSV Supply Craft! Designed to carry a versatile payload to the bay of Horizon Class DSVs, delivering fertilizer to Kerbitat One should be a good first test!

The Nebula Rocket blasts off!

The payload detaches, and the first stage turns around and heads back to KSC! The DSV Supply Craft continues it’s launch to orbit!

The spacecraft approaches Kerbitat One

… and docks!

Back at Spacedock, Aurora 26 departs for Kerbitat One!

“Hopefully that fertilizer does the trick!”
-Edan

Edan brings Aurora 26 into alignment with Kerbitat One, and docks!

“Looks like a good connection! Let’s get that fertilizer transferred over too!”
-Gilian

The Kerbals begin unloading the payload from the service vehicle, and Samner studies the plants. The crew waits patiently… until after many hours have passed….

“It’s working! It’s working! The plants are growing! I had to use water from our crew vehicle to start the processes, but it looks like it’s going! That means we’ll need to leave before long, but there should be enough water to run the greenhouse for a while!”
-Samner

After the successful mission, the crew begins preparations for heading home!

Year 20, Day 282 (Automated Crew Vehicle 2 Launch to Spaceport!)

Crew Vehicle 2 launches from White Mesa!

This is the first automated (uncrewed) launch of the new Crew Vehicle.

The Nebula Rocket carries the crew vehicle up to an apoapsis of 200k…

… then detaches! The first stage turns around, and heads back to Kerbin!

The crew vehicle continues it’s automated course to Spacedock!

“There’s CV2! Mission Control, we’re tracking the Crew Vehicle as on course!”
-Val, Spacedock Commander

CV2 moves in…

… and docks with Spaceport!