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I can't make an Eve lander capable of a return mission, and I gave up trying after a few hours of attempts. Never landed Kerbals there, just one-way probe missions. I cry a little each time I get the "Explore Eve" contract in Career mode since I know it will be yet another automated probe rather than Jeb and Bill and Bob.

Exactly what I wanted to write in this exact moment :D I literally spent days building super fancy overengineered Eve acenders, all failed. I once managed to get a capsule out of the atmosphere, but didn't have enough fuel to circularize the orbit. The day I will manage to achive this I will consider to have finished KSP.

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Firstly, here's the easy way to dock (assuming you have already rendezvous):

• Take two crafts into a 90 degree orbit.

• Align craft A so that the docking port faces North (red line on the nav ball).

• Align craft B so that it's docking port faces South (180 degrees on navball).

VERY important that you do this. Having the ports face these direction means that as you orbit the planet, the ports don't "drift." I am willing to bet you cant dock because you ports keep drifting causing you to not only kill relative velocities, but also chase the port at the same time.

• Change camera mode to "Locked" (V key)

Optional. I find docking 100% easier with this viewpoint, but it's not critical to the process.

• Moving SLOWLY and in ONE direction at a time (don't try diagonals) inch your way closer to the docking port on all axis (top/bottom and left/right if you look at your craft from the engine in locked camera mode)

• Once aligned, press H to close the gap

• ???

• Profit!

Secondly, my biggest regret is despite having all these planets to explore, I've only ever been as far as Duna (did it in a recent stream, you can see it if you want by clicking the link in my sig)

*shameless self plug

Thanks alot for that, I'll keep it in mind. Though that can only happen once I've gotten a rendezvous, which is a rarity for me. Still, thanks again, once I manage a rendezvous with extreme luck I'll remember this.

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