Earth History Campaign

What do you think happens when Kerbals get their hands on alien technology? When the would-be spacefarers discover how “Humans” have ramped up their attempts at space-flight, they decide they need to beat humans to it!

Start your journey from the earliest rockets and prototypes like V-2 & Opel RAK and progress through the Apollo flights to the founding of International Space Station.

It’s one small step for Kerbals but an explosive leap for Kerbalkind!

(*Requires KerbalEdu version 1.04e730 to work)

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Mission I

It’s your first mission as a pilot and your palms are definitely sweaty. Imagine, flying to the edge of atmosphere!

The first mission of Earth History Campaign puts you in the cockpit of X-15 and other historic planes to take the first steps in your astronaut training. You’ll learn the basic controls and take on your first mission to inspect an unidentified flying object.

You will learn...

- Steering & orientation
- Take off & landing on runway
- Flying in atmosphere
- Time warp
- Force arrows

- X-15 (first spaceplane)
- Dassault Mirage III C
- NF-104A (astronaut training for X-15)

- Lift & drag
- Free body diagrams (Force Arrows)

Mission II

Kerbals have intercepted a series of radio transmissions detailing bizarre experiments. The curious Kerbals obviously need to repeat them! Join in a series of tests around the space center, uncover the secrets of the universe and find out why on there is a cabbage patch on the runway..

You will learn...

- Using engines: adjustin thrust
- Different types of fuels

- Opel RAK-2
- Goddard's Rocket Nell

- Displacement, time & average/instantaneous velocity
- Visualization (velocity/acceleration arrows?)
- Motion with constant acceleration
- Average and instantaneous acceleration
- Concept of force

- Recognizing and framing problems
- Cooperation and sharing responsibilities

Mission III

Encouraged by the success of their previous tests, Kerbals continue to dig deeper into the plans they discovered. This time they discovered blueprints they want to follow to replicate the first suborbital rocket, German V-2. They want to make sure they understand the physics behind the rockets before venturing forth with their spacefaring plans.

You will learn...

- Take off from launch pad
- Assembly: Linear attachment

- V-2, first suborbital rocket

- Work
- Newton's Second Law (F=ma)

- Forming and evaluating hypotheses and working theories

Mission IV

After managing to successfully replicate V-2, Kerbals throw caution to the wind and start building their own rockets. However, they still need to conduct the experiment from the science department and need to explore the nature of kinetic and potential energy. This time, the scientist let the astronauts take a little more liberties at designing the tests.

You will learn...

- Assembly: Linear attachment
- Use of Flight Recorder

- Testing theories

- Potential Energy
- Kinetic Energy

Mission V

We are on the verge of a breakthrough! The R-7 blueprints that our scientist were able to salvage promise great things; the rocket itself is only meant to transfer stuff out of the atmosphere and to the "orbit" around Kerbin.

In this mission, you’ll attempt to crack the blueprints to build one of the most popular rockets in the history. Most important, you’ll learn how to orbit; one of the most important skills for an aspiring kerbonaut.

You will learn...

- Designing staging
- Navball markers
- Orbiting

- R-7 and Sputnik I

- Orbiting
- Orbital potential and kinetic energy
- Reference frame

Mission VI

Juri Gagarin was the first human in space 1961. Now it's your turn to guide the Kerbals on their first manned orbital flight. Assemble your own spacecraft and follow in the footsteps of Vostok's flight around the planet to learn about changing orbits and re-entry.

In this mission, you have more freedom over the make of your spacecraft and the course of your flight, preparing you for more independent missions in the future. In the process, you can compare your experiences and progress with Gagarin's flight in 1961 - what differences there are and what similarities?

Special thanks to Beale and everyone else behind Tantares mod for the Vostok parts!

You will learn...

- Loading and merging spacecraft
- Navball markers
- Manoeuvering in the orbit

- R-7, Vostok I and Gagarin

- Orbiting

This mission contains special parts and data that will be installed after launching the mission. If the game starts into the main menu please wait. It shouldn't take more than 20-30 seconds for the mission to start.

Scenario 8

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You will learn...

  •   Space!
  •   Moon!
  •   Rocket stuff!
  •   Explosions!

Launch the scenario!

  • Launch

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