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  1. Launch Time: a few minutes

    Team Members Present: Olivia and Josh

    Play-by-Play: The solid boosters fire and the rocket lifts off, navigation aided by SAS. The boosters loose fuel around 10km and they are decoupled and the main engine fires. The rocket soars well past 50km and main engine runs out of fuel, third stage separates and radial engines fire while Josh attempts to burn sideways to achieve orbit but he waited too long to fly sideways and to boot runs out of fuel very fast. The team makes a split second decision to EVA Jebediah before the rocket lands back on Kerbal. after a brief EVE Jebediah returns to the cockpit and straps in for a rough landing. The capsule catches fire during reentry but does not burn up and the parachutes deploy successfully for a safe landing in the ocean.

    Photographs: see bottom

    Time-of-Flight: will edit later but not very long

    Summary: We did not meet to goal of manned orbit but we did do a successful EVA and a manned launch to at least 274km, well past 50km. If only one challenge is allowed to be met per post then we would like to claim the first documented EVA.

    Opportunities / Learnings: we need more fuel for the third stage "orbiter" capsule and must start angling the rochet much sooner. Also, use fuel or the main engine more slowly

    Strategies / Project Timeline: We will modify our craft to achieve and manned orbit or maybe an unmanned satellite, as well as research orbital mechanics in the game in order to achieve orbit more efficiently.

    Milestone Awards Presented: First EVA for $60000, third place manned launch to 50km (?) for $7500

    Available Funds: we recovered the craft and received half the cost back, bringing the cost of the rocket to $17540.60 our balance to $68643.6. Assuming that we receive both awards we will have $136143.6

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  2. Team Name: Dyrleo Enterprises

    Available Funds: $86,184.20

    Vehicle Name: 50k take two

    Vehicle Parts List and Cost: TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancer (4x200), Rockomax Mainsail Liquid Engine (850), Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank (2x6600), Rockomax BACC Solid Fuel Booster (4x800), standard canard (4x500), aerodynamic nosecone (4x680), Rockomax adapter (50), struts (4x250), TR18-D stack separator (600), FL-T400 Fuel Tank (850), Rockomax Mark 55 Radial Mount Liquid Engine (4x850), TT-38K Radial Decoupler (4x600), command pod mk1 (600), parachute (422), radial parachute (2x700)

    +10% tax

    = $35081.20

    Design Goals: Produce a stable manned orbit or Kerbin.

    Launch Goal: Learn through experience how to put a rocket in orbit about Kerbin

    Pilot Plan: The pilot will keep the rocket traveling straight up and then turn and burn sideways once a certain and unknown altitude is reached

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