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50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

Dev AndrewGarrison  1.6 years ago

July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate we are participating in the Steam Space Exploration Sale this weekend. SimplePlanes is 60% off and SimpleRockets 2 is 20% off.

We also put together an Aerospace Engineer bundle with an extra 15% discount on our games. This means you can get SimpleRockets 2 for 32% off and SimplePlanes for 66% off. It's a great deal and I hope you check it out!

We just released an update for SimpleRockets 2 that includes procedural landing gear. Now you don't have to build your own out of pistons, shocks, and rotators. You can just attach the new landing gear and tweak its length, angle, scale, and a bunch of other settings.

Here's the update trailer that shows it in action:

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    307 AxHellino

    @Kakhikotchauri1 iam not dev but i think this: 1..yes
    2..many new features
    3..because it's very different .. And.. Simple rockets And simpleplanes Are using a little bit different scenarios , physics , building parts etc.

    1.5 years ago
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    120 Maxx2245

    @AndrewGarrison I think it's pretty odd that you're omitting features from the aircraft game that the community would really like, and putting it in the rocket game instead. Since WNP is now a member of the team, can't he chip away at adding those features into SP?

    1.6 years ago
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    12.1k Strucker

    I doubt this will come to mobile, just as well I’m getting a laptop soon?

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison

    I have a few questions about sp2

    1. will we have to re-buy the game?

    2. What new features will it have

    3. Why can't you just update the current game?

    Thanks.

    1.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison plase only one answer plase plase plase. You closed sp? You don't update sp in future? I think jundroo are best dev crew. But plase don't kill sp

    1.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison ok, but your not done with SimplePlanes right?

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    @Rsouissi @Kakhikotchauri1 @BlackhattAircraft @Gameboi14 We don't have any plans to bring the procedural landing gear to SP, but it will make it to SP2, when we get to that...

    +6 1.6 years ago
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    1,414 Rsouissi

    @AndrewGarrison will the gear update came to simple planes

    1.6 years ago
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    345 hafydays

    @BMilan soviets are true slavs.

    1.6 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @CrashFighter05
    - First satellite in space (Sputnik-1)
    - First living creature in space (Laika in Sputnik-2)
    - First living creature(s) in space that made it back to Earth alive (Belka and Strelka in Sputnik-5)
    - First satellite to reach the Moon (Luna-1)
    - First pictures of the far side of the Moon (made by the Luna-3 satellite)
    - First soft landing on the Moon (Luna-9)
    - First moon soil examples returned to Earth (Luna-16)
    (funfact: A failed attempt of this achivement, the Luna-15 was done almost at the same time as the American Moon landing, and the two superpowers had to cooperate to make sure Luna-15 doesn't collide with the Apollo-11 space capsule)
    - First man in space (Yuri Gagarin in Vostok-1)
    - First woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova in Vostok-6)
    - First spacewalk (Alexei Leonov during the Voskhod 2 mission)
    - First moon rover sent to the Moon (Lunokhod 1)

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    [cries in no gamestop near me to get steam cards from]

    1.6 years ago
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    16.0k WaffleCakes

    @Maxwing1 it was part of a report I had once in school, then added some things and tweaked a bit.

    @Homemade why you ping >:(

    1.6 years ago
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    Did That Take A Long Time To Write @WaffleCakes

    1.6 years ago
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    16.0k WaffleCakes

    Ever since the beginning of human history, we have looked up to the skies and wished to reach for the stars. The moon is an unmissable part of the night sky (unless when it is in the new moon lunar phase), and for centuries we have wanted to go there.


    Only until the 1950s was the possibility of reaching the moon considered genuine when the Space Race kicked off. Starting with Sputnik 1 from the USSR and Explorer 1 from the USA, the age of pioneering space exploration began, and the moon was one of the early targets. The Soviet's Luna 3 in 1959 was able to capture the far side of the moon in photographs for the first time, starting a series of missions from the superpower to explore and collect information of the moon.


    During this time, the USSR was also able to oust the USA in certain feats: the first man into space, the first EVA, the first soft lunar landing, and much more. In the midst of a Cold War seemingly about to turn hot, President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America launched an immensely dangerous and daring plan only shortly after the Americans began sending men into space: to land a man on the moon and bring him back safely before the end of the decade.


    With over 400,000 people signing up for this immense program, the US mustered their way through the Mercury program and into the Gemini (a program intended to test what humans can do in space, such as rendezvous, docking, EVA, etc.) and Apollo (the lunar manned exploration program) missions. However, crises struck NASA, the US's space program, culminating in the Apollo 1 disaster in January 1967. The disaster almost ended the lunar program, but it continued on with the remaining foundations of political and monetary support. Going full speed ahead and learning that the Soviets had plans to also send men to the moon (that would ultimately fail), the first men to reach the moon on Apollo 8 in December 1968 made the dreams of reaching the moon that many science fiction works, including that of 2001: A Space Odyssey which had been released that very same year, were coming to fruition.


    In July of 1969, three men were tasked by the Americans to serve as humanity's ambassadors to the lunar surface: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Launched on the most powerful and sophisticated rocket ever used in history, the Saturn V, Armstrong and Aldrin would end up reaching the lunar surface as Collins orbited the moon above.

    Armstrong would then step down the ladder in front of millions of citizens worldwide via telvision to utter the most famous words in space exploration's history:

    ”That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

    +4 1.6 years ago
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    18.9k IshiMoss

    Proceeds to make sputnik replica

    1.6 years ago
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    10.7k shipster

    One small step for man...one giant leap for landing gear kind

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    5,826 FastDan

    And the best thing about this day? procedural landing gear for sure

    1.6 years ago
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    Pay tribute to the space hero!

    1.6 years ago
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    12.4k CruzerBlade

    @WaffleCakes when sr2 features are added to sp
    jundroo: stonks

    +9 1.6 years ago
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    No I Build Stuff My Self@PositivePlanes

    1.6 years ago
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    16.0k WaffleCakes

    @Gameboi14 it’s not stocks, you must mean stonks

    +7 1.6 years ago
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    I think simpleplanes are best. Why you kill it? Plase add procedural landing gear in simpleplanes.

    +9 1.6 years ago
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    Andrew please add procedural landing gear to SimplePlanes!

    +12 1.6 years ago
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    26.5k Gameboi16

    IF YOU PASS THE PROCEDURAL LG TO SP, I WILL TAKE ALL OF YOUR ENTIRE STOCKS!

    +14 1.6 years ago
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    I like that idea @Maxwing1

    1.6 years ago
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