Make A Career Out Of Building (And Blowing Up) Spaceships

Make A Career Out Of Building (And Blowing Up) Spaceships

With the help of Kerbal Space Program’s new First Contract update. The update massively expands the game’s career mode by introducing contracts — basically missions. Now, instead of launching your custom-built ships into orbit just for fun, you can actually make money by completing specific objectives, and use it to expand your space agency’s arsenal of spaceship parts.

There are several types of contracts:

  • Testing Parts: Perform a test of a part in a specific location, situation and within given flight parameters (when applicable).
  • Collecting Science: Return or transmit any scientific data from a specific location.
  • Kerbal Rescues: Rescue a Kerbal who is stuck in orbit.
  • Planting the Flag: Plant the Agency’s flag on the surface of a given location.
  • Exploring the Solar System: Complete several exploration goals for an unreached location.

Which contracts you get depends on your reputation, which rises or falls based on how successful your contracts are: whether you safely bring back or lose Kerbals during a mission, complete your contracts on time, and so on.

You can read more about the update here (and in the official FAQ here). And, in case all this makes you want to come back to the game, here’s a new animation-slash-trailer to get you in the proper mood:

First Contract Now Available [KSP Forums]


  • Loving this game so much. Probably the best early access game I’ve ever purchased.

      • It’s been what, 3 years now? I don’t think we can really consider it early access any more lol. At this point, it’s just an evolving game.

  • FOR SCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEE, as long they are not puting in the following I am fine with it: energy absorbing space jellyfish, space dragons, cyborgs that assimilate you, eldritch abominations who wants to absorb you, genocidal robots, giant eldricth abominations etc

  • I think i might stick with the science career mode, managing a budget is just too much for me

  • KSP has given me more genuine thrills, tense moments, puzzle solving satisfaction and pure elation that any game I’ve ever played. So excited about this update! 😀

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