GOT AN ASTEROID, BITCHES!!!
Rescued from burning up in my atmosphere, now it’s in safe, stable circular orbit around Kerbin.
UPDATE: I just uploaded Revision 2. See bottom of post for changes.
I decided it’s time to get serious about my pretend space exploration (Kerbal Space Program). I wanted a way to keep track of the various science experiments I’d done, and the built-in interface is so-so about tracking that in one easy to read place.
So I spent today building a script to generate a giant Kerbal Science Checklist!
I basically scraped a lot of rules from the Kerbal Space Program wiki and coded them into a bunch of data structures in Python, then had the script iterate them to generate a giant HTML document. I wanted to print mine, so I tweaked the output HTML to pagebreak cleanly, and turned it into a PDF. I also found that it copy pasted into Excel without too much trouble.
The science points shown indicate the base value for returning the results safely to Kerbin (as opposed to transmitting them), and they don’t include the subsequent value of repeating the experiment. They’re probably not perfect…I didn’t test the math very much.
Updated 29 June 2014 — changes in revision 2:
Download revision 2 here:
Finally picked up Kerbal Space Program. It’s lots of fun, not too complicated, and it teaches you orbital mechanics FAST. I successfully landed a man on the moon and returned him safely to the earth, but that was a high point. This is the more common result:
Anyway, sorry this isn’t a project update. Some day I’ll write all this stuff up.