Vanguard Technologies EVA parachutes

Parachutes for your Kerbals! Now with ejection seats too!


This mod adds a parachute box with 5 parachutes and and an ejection seat to leave planes (and rockets) in unlucky situations.

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Just unzip into your game folder. Make sure that you have my plugin installed too, download it at

How to use

To get a chute from the parachute box, come closer than 1m to it on EVA and right-click it. The ejection seat is triggered using action groups, by default it uses the abort one. In both cases, you can deploy the parachute either with a right-click on the Kerbal or by pressing jump and use at the same time (space+f by default, this also deploys the parachute of all Kerbals in range). There are two modes now, semi and full, but there's no big difference between them on Kerbin, but maybe on planets with a sparse atmosphere, I don't know.


16 Comments for “Vanguard Technologies EVA parachutes”

  1. Aeleas December 1, 2012
  2. Hey, is this for .18 or .17.1? I can’t seem to get it to work in .18

    alfman112 December 1, 2012
  3. Great idea, truly is. However, it doesn’t work. Not for me anyway. Got the parachute box on board but I can’t right-click it :/

    BenyB December 2, 2012
  4. i try both of the parts but they aren’t doing anything.

    Spacemike December 2, 2012
  5. Whenever I right click on the parachute Box, nothing happens.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    James December 2, 2012
  6. How does the EVA parachute work? any key for enabling it?

    KingFlight December 11, 2012
  7. Updated the “How to use” to be less confusing.

    Kreuzung December 21, 2012
  8. This does not work, i can right click the box but i dont get any parachtues, the ejection thing works fine but i just fall to my death since i dont get any eva parachutes

    KingFlight December 25, 2012
  9. problems:
    1) you have to get a separate plugin to get it too work (that’s why everyone is complaining ‘when I right-click on it it doesn’t work!’).
    2) even after you get the plugin it doesn’t work. I got my kerbals in space, made them take parachutes, got them back in, ejected them, right clicked on them, clicked ‘deploy parachute’, waited for the parachutes to open…



    G0DZKILLA January 26, 2013
  10. Been fantasizing of an ejection seat :)

    Morgantao January 27, 2013
  11. Does not include all required parts, such as the plugin. Yes, it’s easy to get, but needing to download two different things to get one to work is frankly poor planning.

    Hremsfeld March 18, 2013
  12. Are you going to fix this for the current version? If not, then it would be great if you would let someone that can fix it know you are leaving it to someone else. I REALLY would love for this Mod to work, but cant seem to get it to function for the current version.

    Thx again, Dren

    Travis Van Hoosen May 15, 2013
  13. The mod refuses to work for me, and as far as I know, I installed it properly. Please respond As soon as possible.

    Joseph classified June 8, 2013
  14. .21 plz?

    clyde craft July 27, 2013
  15. I cant use it! My kerbal isnt getting the chute!

    Alwin Kerman September 11, 2013
  16. um how do you use the ejection part? there is not way to set it up to have your kerbal eject from his seat. or am i just using it the wrong way. i am using it by just putting it on the craft and trying to put it in action groups

    r8cefan88 September 29, 2013
  17. i am new to kerbal space port and was wondering if there is any way to check what version this is for .22 i am guessing

    kiryn van schalkwyk December 9, 2013
  18. can someone plz make a eva tether mod to strap two kerbals together. of rescue missions or to save thruster fuel

    SHIZZ December 21, 2013
  19. is this .23 compadible

    kiryn van schalkwyk January 10, 2014
  20. my parachutes wont open

    riley jordan January 15, 2014
  21. Using it in .23 it isn’t working for me. I go on EVA get a parachute, right click on the Kerbal and I get the option to semi deploy of fully deploy the chute. I then jump off the ship or whatever and when I try to either semi or fully deploy the chute nothing happens. I have the other plugin installed but am not sure I installed it the right way. My current path is: Kerbal Space Program/Gamedata/Gamedata/VNG/VNG-parachute
    If this is incorrect please tell me what the correct path should be, thanks!

    Ari Grayzel February 9, 2014

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