After a very, very long mission, the Explorer 4 crew enters Kerbin’s sphere of influence!
Hold on everyone, we’re going to be going in pretty fast!!
Indeed, Explorer 4 is going so fast that Robart and Orlas blackout during re-entry! Thankfully Val is one tough Kerbal, and keeps conscious through it all!
“We’re OK! Just very very hot!”
Splash! Explorer 4 sets down in the water for a night landing – a few hours later rescue craft pick up the crew and return them to the space center.
Well done everyone, that’s one for the books!
-Gene, KSEA Mission Control