Explorer 5 enters Kerbin’s sphere of gravitational influence, and automatic systems revive the crew!
“Mission Control, this is Val – Bob and Bill are in good shape, and so am I! Explorer 5 is approaching Kerbin, and looking at our sensors I think we’re good for entering orbit!”
“Explorer 5 – this is Gene – that’s great! Are you sure about skipping the splashdown/flyby procedure?”
“Roger that! Explorer 5 has enough fuel to enter orbit and even dock with Kerbin Spaceport!”
“Permission granted Explorer 5 – good luck!”
Explorer 5 fires it’s engine and enters Kerbin’s orbit!
Mission Control, Explorer 5 has achieved Kerbin Orbit! Proceeding to Kerbin Spaceport!
Cheers fill Mission Control over Val’s broadcast! This is a big day for KSEA – NO interplanetary spacecraft has ever returned to Kerbin orbit before!
“Explorer 5, this is Edan on Kerbin Spaceport. You are tracking good and cleared for approach!”
Val manuevers Explorer 5 closer and closer to the Spaceport…
Ka-Chunk! Whirrrrrrrr….Explorer 5 connects with Kerbin Spaceport!
“Welcome home! Sorry about the mess, we weren’t expecting guests!”
Explorer 5’s crew will rest for a day, then return to Kerbin onboard the Crew Shuttle Adventure!