Jebediah Kerman

Mark Three to Launch Today

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Mark Three on Pad

Kerbal Space Center announced that they will be attempting to launch the Mark Three mission early today, a mission that will test out many new technologies, and if all goes well, will propel Jebediah Kerman (no relation) into the inhospitable vacuum of space. As always, CommNetNews will be there, and will give you the full

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Mark Three Update

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Mark Three on Pad

Today the Kerbal Space Center announced the move of the Mark Three vehicle to the launch pad, and that the Mark Three will be piloted by the now veteran Jebediah Kerman (no relation). Once again, the Pad Move Team performed their usual fine work and the Mark Three vehicle now stands on the pad, undergoing

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Mark Two Flight a Complete Success

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Mark Two Leaps Skyward

After several weeks delay, today witnessed the successful launch of a Mark program capsule. The second attempt at launching a Kerbal skyward went off significantly better than the earlier attempt several weeks ago. The crews in the Vehicle Assembly Building had hung a large sign which read “Better than last time!”, and all the technicians

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Mark Two Flight and Pilot Announced

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Mark One

The Kerbal Space Center will attempt the second flight in the Mark Program, the Mark Two, as soon as possible. Scheduling this launch so soon after the out-of-control moments of the Mark One flight indicates that the Kerbal Space Center is quite confident in the findings of the Mark One Anomaly Report (see CommNetNews’ coverage

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Mark One Launch Ends in Near Disaster

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Jebediah Kerman heads to the Mark One

Today’s historic first launch of the Mark program was marred by a near disaster, with the craft tumbling out of control and failing to achieve a fifth of the intended altitude. Only the quick reflexes and remarkable piloting skills of the Kerbonaut Jebediah Kerman (no relation) prevented his untimely end.

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Mark One Moves to Pad

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Jebediah Kerman, Mark One Kerbonaut

Yesterday the Kerbal Space Center completed it’s checkouts of the Mark One space vehicle, and completed the complex procedure of moving the assembled vehicle to the launch pad. The checkout in the Vehicle Assembly Building over the several days found no major faults, although some minor corrections and re-calibrations were made to various systems. Once

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KSC Announces Mark One Kerbonaut

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Kerbonaut EVA Suit

Today the Kerbal Space Center announced that they had selected the Kerbonaut who will fly the first Mark Program flight, the Mark One. After weeks of speculation, we finally know which brave soul will strap themselves into the tiny Mk1 Capsule and allow Mission Control to ignite the ton of rocket propellant beneath them, propelling

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