Mark Program

KSC Expected To Announce Mark Four Flight in Near Future

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It is expected that the Kerbal Space Center will be announcing the next in the Mark program launches, presumably named the Mark Four. This reporter has received multiple reports from a number of reliable sources which when taken together all seem to point to a major announcement in the Mark program within the next few

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Mk1 Command Pod Tour

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Mk1 Capsule Cutaway Diagram

Today we present our long awaited tour of the Mark One Capsule, in many ways the most important component of the entire Mark Program. The capsule ensures that our brave Kerbonauts have an environment that protects them from the hazards of space, allows them to control the craft, and to perform other functions such as

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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 Three Flight and Vehicle announced

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Mark Three in the VAB

The Kerbal Space Center announced it’s next mission in the Mark Program, the Mark Three flight. This is the first flight since President John F. Kerman (no relation) delivered his lofty goal of a Mun landing. To achieve this goal, great strides are going to have to be made in space flight, and the Mark

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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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The Mark One Mission

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Mark One Assembly

Soon the Kerbal Space Center will attempt to launch it’s first capsule with a live Kerbal inside. In reference to this historic event, Gene Kerman, Kerbal Space Center’s Flight Director, said: “Our space program will soon enter a new era, the participation in the exploration of space by our first Kerbonaut. This upcoming mission is

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The Mark Program

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Mark Program Artist's Concept

The initial objective for the Kerbal Space Center is determining the feasibility of launching a Kerbal into space, and returning him or her safely to Kerbin, regardless of how many attempts it takes. Concurrently, the KSC will also work on additional objectives, such as scientific studies during all phases of flight, additional flight goals such as orbiting

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