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#204

Sorry, out at the V&A and a nearby pub for most of yesterday…

I thought I had 5 before the borrowing, and was getting two more that I’d spend on two Supplies. I need to keep 5 for life support testing. Could you clarify what has happened so far to leave me with 8?


#205

with $25:
buy 2 Soyuz @ 8 = 9 left
buy 1 Vostok @ 2 = 7 left
buy 1 Supply @ 1 = 6 left
Hire Feoktistov @5 = 1 left
Rescind Hiring Feoktistov = 6 left
2 from @RossM = 8 left


#206

OK, three go on Supplies and I keep five to buy off a Life Support failure. And that’s all, I think.


#207

Life Support Testing: Success


1962

For having a live man in space at the start of the year, OKБ-1 take the Space Station objective.

CNES to go first


#208

(Does Roger not want to spend the 5?)


#209

He saved it for the failure, but as that happens after turn ends, he doesn’t get a chance too - Life supports a bit of a pig for that!


#210

In case I’m not about later, the OKБ-1 plan is:

secret

return $2 to CNES, $23 left
separate the two undamaged Vostoks
Buy Landing advancement ($13 left)
Re-enter the un-crewed Vostok, remove final Re-Entry card ($5/$0; $13/$8 left)
Attempt Landing; pay to remove any card I can. ($8/$3 left)
Re-enter the crewed Vostok safely
If there’s at least $8 left in the budget, attempt Landing and remove a failure. (Even a major failure won’t destroy the capsule, thanks to the Pilot.)
Score Man in Space.


#211

CNES

Get my $2 back.

Buy Ion Thrusters $10
Buy Vostok $8
Buy Vostok $8
Buy Juno $1

Chill.


#212
pedantry

((Ok, so I’ll skip CNES a turn, then in OKБ-1’s turn, they repay the $2 then skips so back to CNES))

CNES


Ignore the money, it’s all gone!


OKБ-1 (pending any corrections)

Re-entry of empty capsule was a success, removed for free however it’s landing attempt was a minor failure. After $5 million investment into why, they finally figure out that it was due to being sent into space without any landing gear, what with that being a technology developed while it was in space :wink: It is damaged, and you have two cards left on landing and $8 left.

The landing of the second, manned capsule however is a complete success


#213

CNES by the way has $20 additional - $10 from Space station being scored at the start of the turn, $10 from Man in Space


#214

Money now accurate:


#215

Ok let’s buy another Vostok $8
Let’s buy another set of Ion Thrusters $10


#216

I’m assuming you mean Soyuz :smiley:
Done!


#217

Ok. Launch all three Soyez into space with a probe and two Ion thrusters attached.


#218

Unfortunately, there’s no way to get you to Sub orbital with one Soyuz, so I’ll have to use all three to get you to orbit - I’m assuming that’s OK, but please stop me if I’m wrong and you want/need to get a Soyuz into orbit!


#219

Yep. I meant earths orbit with all three, one holding each component. Is that right?


#220

Yep, that’s perfectly fine!


#221

When safely in orbit, the three pieces are assembled into the Asterix The French government hold a special news conference to explain this is the first spaceship with Twin Ion Engines in history.

(The French government also make sure they copyright all related acronyms.)


#222


#223

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the Thai Fighters create a whole new batch of conspiracy theories.