Kerbal Space Program video introduces asteroids

In a special collaboration with NASA, Kerbal Space Program is introducing a new Asteroid Redirect Mission update soon and Squad has released a video detailing how asteroids will work within the game.

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Kerbal Space Program is taking a brief side step from its normal bout of updates to introduce the concept of asteroid redirection. In an effort to make it feel more like a real space mission and less like something out of a Bruce Willis movie, developer Squad is collaborating with NASA on this latest addition to the game and has revealed some new video of asteroid redirection in action.

Miguel 'Maxmaps' Piña details the steps that goes into grabbing asteroids, including building a better spaceship and using the advanced grabbing unit. As stated during the update's initial unveiling, each step taken in an asteroid redirect mission plays out just as it would in the real world.

To learn how to capture asteroids, check out the video below. The Asteroid Redirect Mission update is coming soon to Kerbal Space Program, which is available now on Steam Early Access.

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    March 29, 2014 11:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Kerbal Space Program video introduces asteroids.

    In a special collaboration with NASA, Kerbal Space Program is introducing a new Asteroid Redirect Mission update soon and Squad has released a video detailing how asteroids will work within the game.

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      March 29, 2014 11:55 AM

      Scott Manley did a live stream last week and introduced some of the new nasa equipment

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      March 29, 2014 1:50 PM

      I can't wait to re-enact deep impact :)