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Kerbal "missing" after physics error (gone but not forgotten)

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So one of my scientists was doing a tour of the base in a small rover, collecting all those sweet, sweet science points from every interesting feature*. He parked up against the VAB tanks, climbed out of his mobile lab and--

>warp< >stretch< >stretch< >poof<

Some bizarre physics error caused him to flick into the air, stretch wildly in one direction, then another, then explode in a cloud of dust.

I'm not complaining about the physics bork; I'm sure someone is already working on that. The question is: my crewman is now listed as "missing"**. He doesn't appear on the list in the Tracking Station, and he definitely exploded into a cloud of dust so... my questions would be:

  • Is he actually "missing", as opposed to "dead"?
  • Is he recoverable?
  • How?

 

Thanks in advance...

 

* - But not, of course, the pond beside Admin. Or the flag pole, tanks, etc. by the launch pad. Their omission is... odd.

** - Not "dead", like his predecessor who happened to be on the ladder of a craft when it was recovered. Seriously, what's the deal with that?

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The Flagpole is a biome you can exploit.

If you started a "default" game he will be back soon. MiA Kerbals will be back as available crew if you did not modify the proper permadeath option.

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Hope you find him! 

I moved the thread to Gameplay Questions.

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Okay, thanks for moving the thread.

Two hours later, and Adlie Kerman has appeared in the available list! No longer missing... he must have walked back all by himself.

So... case closed.

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LOL, yeah, for some reason Bob Kerman likes to do this in my game, periodically. Maybe I just wind up using him to do stuff a lot. Over the years, he's gone on walkabout, in similar spectacular circumstances, about 4 times already.

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