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Thanks @Superfluous J for the excellent challenge! Thread Below.

Here we go! But first, SELF IMPOSED RESTRICTIONS!

1. You cannot go to the Mun or Minmus with kerbals before Kerbals go interplanetary.

2. First interplanetary mission is a JOOL 5.

Anyways, here it is.

Part One: the grind begins

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I start with a roller. Simple and easy(ish)

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And another at the runway.

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Tech Tree upgrades with Engineering 101 and Basic Rocketry.

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And an easy 2 hammer launch.

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Visiting space!

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A failed roller

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Science probe whee!

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Suborbital rocket now with new science equipment!

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Val takes the Orb 1 to space.

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First Orbit!!!

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EVA for science.

 

To be continued…

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Part 2: JEB NOOOOOOOOOO

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To gather high space science, I launched Jeb in the underpowered Orb 2.

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After raising the apoapsis to try to flyby the Mun, I ran out of fuel, and Jeb got out and pushed. Contrary to the title, Jeb survived aerobraking and landed safely.

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I docked two rollers together.

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Science probe COMEHEREMUN 1 was launched to the Mun.

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Orbit achieved!

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After escaping Mun orbit, I checked my Milestones. Pretty Good!

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HOWEVER, the second Mun Probe, COMEHEREMUN 3 ran out of fuel attempting to land and smashed into the Mun. OOPS.

 

To be continued…

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Part 3:sciencesciencesciencesciencesciencesciencesciencesciencescience

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The imaginatively named Mun Land 1 launches to the Mun.

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Going suborbital

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Landing without sas

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… whoops. Never mind, we got the money. Yay

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Mun Land 2 launches with 4 thumpers this time…

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To minmus?

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Not again!

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After transmitting all the juicy science, I use the last of my fuel to put the probe in a suborbital trajectory to get space science. F

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The Sun Probe™  goes out of Kerbin’s SOI for sun science.(not interplanetary)

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Nice pic.

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After some worrisome moments, the probe returns back!

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Now, after getting more science, I am ready to assemble The Floor here is made out of Floor. First up is the core module.

 

To be continued…

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Part 4: Core launch and other stuff

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The floor here is made out of floor core section launches.

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Reaching orbit. Everything went to plan…

Until I realised I couldn't transfer fuel because the R&D is still lvl 1. Now the core is just a fancy structural tube.

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Bill and Jeb respectively dock with the core in the new Flyer Vehicle. (note, bill does not have a docking picture.)

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Orbital Construction Time!

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After OCT, one docking port was moved to the fuel tank, and a battery attached to it. The launch fins were moved to Jeb’s Flyer to save weight. The flyer was detached and Two of the four structs taken by bill to the core were used. Solar panels were salvaged and batteries were moved to the core.

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Jeb’s flyer was returned to the surface.

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An overpowered supply mission was launched, testing if eva constructed fuel lines could transfer fuel. (note, battery removed)

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Core before impact

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Supply ship after impact at 50 m/s

Turns out it can't, so tried using it as a missile to destroy one of the core’s fuel tanks. It barely damaged it. 

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So I did the old trick, rocket surgery with a terrier from bill’s flyer. It worked!

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To be continued…

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Orbital Construction

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Launch of two Fuelivery Spacecraft minutes apart from each other.

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Orbital maneuvers.

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Moving everything to the mothership.

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All tanks in position, more tanks will launch soon

You haven't seen my true Delta-V!

Spoiler

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Just realized...

4 terriers have 345 isp, 240 kn.

1 poodle has 350 isp, 250 kn!

Just need to get 75 science...

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