Eureka!! I just did it just a bit ago. I guess they invented the grabber since the last post here. Jeb ran out of electricity and couldn't stage or retro. Periapsis was 199, too high. So, Bob, Bill, and Tedfrey mounted a rescue mission with the grabber. Approaching Jeb, Bob attemped EVA to transfer a solar panel from Rescue to Jeb's ship, doesn't work. So, they grabbed Jeb's pod with the grabber. It won't grab the science jr, but will grab the command module. Once 'docked', at Apo, retroburned to a Peri of about 40 km. Meanwhile, since the ships are connected, Rescue charged Jeb's batteries, even through the grabber. Stayed connected until almost to re-entry. Once disconnected, Jeb had full batteries. Successful landing. During reentry, couldn't switch to the Rescue pod, game won't let you. Thought I was gonna lose the crew, but, at 23 km, it skipped back out and it gave me time to recover Jeb and over 500 points. Then, next orbit, aerobraking allowed landing and recovery. A successful mission all around.