Indie developer Squad has a surefire hit on their hands. Kerbal Space Program lets players custom design their own rockets and uses a robust newtonian physics engine to launch into space. If you followed the Mars landing and wanted to understand NASA technicians when they talked about periapsis, Hohmann transfers and other advanced Orbital mechanics, one weekend of Kerbal Space Program will make you consider applying to work for mission control!
In the video, I go through some of the basics of the game and discuss some tricks that will let you quickly dive into the game. I’ll even put a Kerbal on the Moon to show you how easy it is to master once you get the technique down.
As mentioned in the video, here is the link to the college students who simulated their very own mission control using Kerbal Space Program.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!