I'm going to try an experiment, and that is to engineer an interplanetary exploration mission in Kerbal Space Program. The entire process will be documented, including all missteps and failures, from design to engineering to the execution of the actual mission. There are two rules I will be following:
There are no (other) rules than these.
I will use no mods or external programs, and only the stock parts supplied by the most recent version of KSP.
Stay tuned for the first delivery: a defined scientific goal and a mission outline.