NASA Teamed With Kerbal Space Program for Playable Asteroid Redirect Mission

Let's give the Moon a moon!
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NASA has a plan to redirect an asteroid and park it in lunar orbit. They want to give the Moon a moon! It sounds a little far-fetched, but we’re completely on board, and so are the folks at Kerbal Space Program. They’ve teamed up with NASA to add the mission to the game, and you can play it right now.

The developers of the game, Squad, released this trailer for the mission:

That looks like the most fun you could possibly have simulating a space mission!

I’ve known about Kerbal Space Program as an idea for a while now, but haven’t paid it much attention. Now I’m realizing what a mistake that was, because this game looks incredibly fun. If anyone needs me for the rest of the day, I’ll be capturing asteroids.

(via Kerbal Space Program, image via Squad)

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