The game features a realistic orbital physics engine, allowing for real-life orbital maneuvers such as Hohmann transfer orbits. The first publicly available version (version 0.7.3) was released as a digital download on Squad's Kerbal Space Program storefront on June 24, 2011. The game became available on Steam's early access program on March 20, 2013, though Squad continues to offer a download through their storefront. The game was officially released out of beta on April 27, 2015. Kerbal Space Program has support for game mods that add new functions or parts. Squad has often integrated popular mods into the game, such as mods for resource mining and context-based missions. Notable people and agencies in the space industry have taken an interest in the game, including NASA, the B612 Foundation, and Elon Musk of SpaceX.
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Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulator developed by Squad for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. In the game, players direct a nascent space program, staffed and crewed by humanoid aliens known as "Kerbals."