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To The Mun And Back: Kerbal Space Program

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Learn why NASA is teaming up with little green men, or how the Kerbal Space Program revolutionized space sandbox games and garnered a unique friendship with real-life space explorers.

“I knew KSP was something special when I watched a young kid — probably less than 8 years old — playing KSP and using words like apogee, perigee, prograde, retrograde, delta-v; the lexicon of orbital mechanics. To the layperson orbital mechanics is a counter-intuitive world of energy, thrust, velocity, altitude that this kid — just by playing Kerbal — had managed to get his head around.”

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For the curious gamer, check out a bustling creative Reddit community, /r/KerbalSpaceProgram.

 

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