August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds
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10 Seconds of Thrust - Kramin42 - 48 Hour Compo Entry
A simple game in which you must get a spacecraft to the moon and back with 10 seconds of thrust. See how efficient you can be!
Here's a video showing how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GLWTiEUxWY
It might be a little hard to see exactly when I'm clicking, but we wouldn't want to make it too easy now, would we? Rocket science is meant to be hard.
Also see this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohmann_transfer_orbit
And finally some general hints:
- Don't try to travel in a straight line to the moon, think with orbits.
- fire forwards and tangent to your orbit to travel further out, backwards to go further in.
- when approaching the moon, try to match its speed.
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