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Here's my attempt.  Going for the minimalist, big... er... small time.

 

 

 
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Sorry - messed up the imgur insert :(
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I tested out the reentry of Kerbals with just their EVA suit. Several descent profiles, in the best one I could only shed 500 m/s with drag + jetpack, that was not enough to keep a Kerbal from burning up. Looking at the post above, there's something fishy about it. Kerbals don't have enough thermal capacity to get through reentry with normal heat setting.

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Hi Enceos.  Un-reproducible results should be challenged - so I take no offence at you calling out.
I'll say that I was a little surprised myself.  The trickiest bit for me was getting that little rocket into a stable, lowest possible orbit without running out of fuel.  Well, apart from failing utterly to land within kms of KSC as I can't judge an atmospheric reentry window for toffee flavoured snacks.
For the avoidance of doubt - Normal settings on Sandbox, 1.4.3 with MH on Windows.  I didn't try 120% heat.
This morning I did a clean vanilla install with no mods whatsoever (just 1.4.3. and MH) - in case of unexpected mod side effects. 
As before - Normal settings, Sandbox.  At first I thought it wasn't going to work - I didn't get my circularisation spot on, so the orbit was a bit higher than before - Jeb's EVA fuel ran out before the reentry effects started - but sure enough, though he glowed red, the temperature bar didn't max and he didn't explode.
Will post the screenshots shortly - hope I get the imgur link right this time (last time, I kept getting an error so couldn't edit the original post - apologies again for the bad etiquette of a double).
https://imgur.com/a/gnj8F1t
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Posted (edited)

@Darth Badie! Here is an (unoficial) badge for this challenge!

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Your welcome!

 

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17 minutes ago, cratercracker said:

@Darth Badie! Here is a (unoficial) badge for this challenge!

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Your welcome!

 

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much! :D

 

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@Vexillar looks like KSP loves you :3

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ill have a go at this tonight it cant be that hard...

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Val got a bit fed up of Jeb going on about how he'd space-jumped from 70+km and thought she could do better.  So she had a word with Bill about building a contraption out of one of his stock of unused flea boosters, re-arranged the universe to provide 120% heating and took it up to 80+km just to shut him up.  The results are, I think, definitely more stylish that Jeb's, even if Val read the de-orbit co-ordinates from his post-it by mistake and also had to swim home.

https://imgur.com/a/oSuTKX3

( @Enceos - regarding Jeb's attempt, compare @Chemp 's screen shots with mine - the speed/altitude profile is pretty similar.  One key element seems to be keeping the kerbal in retrograde-to-surface both in the EVA pack burn and the the entry into freefall - kerbals have a lot less drag going feet or head first, I've found.)

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Going up and down!

 

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18 hours ago, 3SYUUME said:

I do not know if this is a good method, but I think that I succeeded in the mission.:rolleyes:
Below is a link to Google photos.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zpLrjpQNhAHCFYKu5

Finally, I am sorry for my poor English. I will not be able to answer satisfactory.

Your English seems fine to me. :)

Congratulations. 

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finally got time to do it and got it on my first try and then i realised... I WASN'T RECORDING ;.;:mad:

also i landed on the runway and planted a flag

 

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but yes as i said earlier it wasn't that hard

*whats hard is trying to repeat EXACTLY what i did last time*

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Posted (edited)

*just had another attempt burned on reentry*

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Hello! You have until next Wednesday to submit your entries :D

Have fun! 

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Hi! 

The challenge is over, thanks for participating! You will receive your badges soon. 

 

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