Stage 1: Departure from KerbinStage Status: Complete
The H.M.S. Scope Creep officially departed on Year 8, Day 190 of the founding of the Kerbal Space Program. She launched from the dark side of Kerbin at an approximate altitude of 750km with no issues or complications. The engines had to be brought online slowly in order to stabilize the craft as she burned through just over 1,220 metric tonnes of liquid fuel and oxidizer, effecting nearly 2,390m/s of velocity change. The Creep's intrepid crew were in high spirits during the departure burn, peaking out at just a hair over 1 gravity under full thrust.
Departure - Complete
Semi-Major Axis: ~1,350km
R.Inclination: ~0.0 degrees
Pilot: LCDR Chazz Kerman
Notes from Kal: This stage of the mission went precisely according to plan. The engines fired and caused a bit of destabilization in the overall ship, but the reaction wheels set up to counter this did their job admirably. It took almost 12 seconds to get her up to full thrust. I didn't expect anything to go wrong here as this was just a single burn, and the rockets had already been tested. Still felt good though.