As Explorer 7 speeds towards it’s intercept with Kerbin, the automated systems thaw the frozen crew!
“Brr! I could use a hot chocolate!”
“Me too! Waking from cryo-sleep is always so chilly!”
“Well, don’t worry! It’s about to get a whole lot warmer!”
One by one, the crew suit up, and transfer over to the Command Module!
Once inside, everyone straps in for the re-entry!
Explorer 7 heats up, but Duna-bound spacecraft are well shielded for these fast reentries!
“Hold on! Hold on! Almost there!”
The chute deploys once the spacecraft is slow enough to be safe!
“Looks like a good deploy!”
Explorer 7 sets down in the grassy fields west of the Space Center! Rescue craft are dispatched to recover the three Kerbals and the trove of data recovered from Duna!