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Kerbal space program celebrates 10 years of complex physics of space launches

Digital kerbonauts made a giant leap forward in space games 10 years ago.

When the Kerbal Space Program was released on June 24, 2011, astronaut avatars taught hundreds of thousands of users the physics of space flight. Although the game was so early that the sun was only a source of light and not a real star, Kerbal allowed players to create space programs from scratch and then travel to other planets, following complex and very realistic rules.

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