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Joe Fatula
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Right in the middle of the rulebook, where it naturally falls open the easiest, I've added a condensed version of the rules for reference. If you're interested in reading it, here it is, in PDF format.

The full rulebook is now online instead.
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That's a great idea, very handy

I especially like this rule
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Never have more astronauts aboard than seats.
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blockhead wrote:
That's a great idea, very handy

I especially like this rule
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Never have more astronauts aboard than seats.

That's one of those rules that people tend to follow without thinking about it. The game is very strongly themed, so players usually don't even ask if you can just strap an astronaut to a rocket. (Though you can just strap supplies to a rocket...)

The rule about seats applies in two different places:
- when assembling a spacecraft on Earth,
- and when separating a spacecraft in space.
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blockhead wrote:
That's a great idea, very handy

I especially like this rule
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Never have more astronauts aboard than seats.
You know there were no seats in the Lunar Module, right...
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Joe Fatula
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slashing wrote:
You know there were no seats in the Lunar Module, right...

True enough! (For those who don't know, the LM had the astronauts standing up at the controls.)

Either way, every capsule in the game has a limited number of spaces for astronauts. In the rulebook they're called "seats", but the component cards just use an icon.
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