1. I really think that’s part of the fun of — there’s no in-game pedagogy so you have to figure out what to do by trial, error, internet research, reading wiki/forum pages. It’s an interesting sort of game experience, very messy with unclear boundaries. Fun!

  2. Finally landed on the mün manually in ! Here’s my little kerbal looking relieved to be out of the lander at last. It’s a good thing they don’t need anything to eat — it might be a while before I can fly a more substantial base out there.

    A kerbal stands proudly on the moon next to a small, three-legged lander. In the background is Kerbin, set against the milky way.