Space Astronomy 2 Minecraft Mod is a mod for the popular game Minecraft. This modpack from the guys over at Mojang basically adds a few features to the original game, making it more fun and polished. I am not a huge fan of the original game, but this mod changed my mind. The graphics are much nicer, and you will have to do a little searching to find the bad stuff, which by the way, there is quite a bit! There are also some very creative structures that can be created, and a lot of other neat little features.
Like I said, this modpack actually takes you from the earth into space and makes the experience a little more life-like. This can be done through a couple of different means. You can either build your own space ship to take you to space, or you can buy a space ship from the game’s universe.
Either way, you will need to make some modifications to your game before you can actually build it. Firstly, the resources you gather are going to greatly affect how quickly and easily you can travel to space. You will also need to find an unobstructed server to connect to, as some aspects of the server may block your access if it’s in a restricted area.
It is a good idea to try this mod out before you go out and purchase a real space craft, as it can be a little bit costly at the start. There are two ways to do this – by downloading the mod, or by using a modicum of imagination. If you choose to download the mod, then all you need to do is copy the various files that make up the mod onto a computer and then transfer them to your My Documents folder. If you want to install it straight away, then just copy the mod into the same location. Of course, it is also possible to use the space shuttle, or the rocket, but these will take longer to construct.
It may sound strange, but there are many science fair projects that can be completed by using this mod. For example, to show off the fact that you have built an actual working space vehicle, you could build a rover, or an astronaut. If you choose to build an astronaut, you could get inspiration from NASA and build a pair of commando suits – complete with helmets, boots, gloves, space suit, life jackets and radiation protection. To build a mine, you could design one to reflect the look of the Space Shuttle, or that of the Antares mission to Mars. Whatever you choose, they will be impressive.
To finish off your space adventure, you will also need to send a message to other players to congratulate them on their first successful trip into space. This is a fun way to show off your mod and will give other science fair participants an idea about how well your mod does. You can choose to send a simple message, or one that is more elaborate – such as a poem or history lesson. Either way, it is a great way for other users to see just how well your mod is working. Once you are finished, you can return to the MESA space craft and begin your journey into space.