🚀 Rocket Game Science KSP Kerbal Space Program for Beginners Suborbital Flight
Rocket Game Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation. Players direct a nascent space program, staffed and crewed by green humanoid aliens known as “Kerbals”. The game features a realistic orbital physics engine, allowing for various real-life orbital maneuvers such as Hohmann transfer orbits and bi-elliptic transfer orbits.
The player administers a space program operated by Kerbals, a species of small green humanoids, who have constructed a fully furnished and functional spaceport called the Kerbal Space Center (KSC) on their home planet, Kerbin. Despite being shown as cartoonish beings sometimes lacking common sense, Kerbals have shown themselves capable of constructing complex spacecraft parts and performing experiments to realize their scientific goals.
🔤 Text: English + Translation in main languages
🎧 Audio-Video: English
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The game is very challenging and it is ideal to:
- Unleash creativity, for accurate modeling of rocket construction and the underlying calculus as an iterative design approach to learning from mistakes
- Be used to demonstrate Physics concepts and engineer creative solutions through (and often explosive) experimentation.
- Learn basic concepts like apoapsis, periapsis, elliptical orbits, angular momentum, delta-v, a ship’s trajectory, fundamentals of rocket science, and realistic modern-day space flight.
- Learn the weight-to-fuel ratio of your rocket and learn that small differences mean greater fuel efficiency and the difference between achieving mission goals or crashing 😱, and burning🔥.
Authors SKS Team and Ettore Fins
SmartKids.School Author, Trainer, and Mentor. Ninja mentor at CoderDojo. Homeschooler & Student of Astra Nova School. Passionate of Rocketry, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Kerbal Space Program, and Minecraft. His dream is to build a working rocket.
Special thanks, for support and advice, to Andrew Voss
Founder, Tiger Team University. Rocket Science teacher at Astra Nova School, Mccallie School, and Chattanooga Preparatory School. Engineer at SpaceX. Vanderbilt University. Andrew left SpaceX in 2020 to train the next generation of Rocket Scientists and Space Explorers with a SpaceX quality education – a one of a kind learning experience that is fun, challenging, and engaging.