Year 1, Day 35

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The Horizon Rocket is carefully rolled out to the launchpad, and Jebediah climbs up it to the cockpit. 

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Blast off!  The rocket soars through the clouds!

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After the first two stages eject, the command module fuels the rest of the burn, reaching an apoapsis of 70,100 – a new record!  The curvature of Kerbin is clearly evident at this height, and Jeb reports that his lungs and eyes still function – quite a relief to some of the scientists at the space program!

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After coasting the remaining fuel is spent to ensure a smooth re-entry angle!

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Eventually Jeb (and gravity) take the Horizon 1 capsule back to Kerbin’s surface, where the pod is rescued and all the wonderful science is scooped out of the collectors!

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