Astronauts Lose Abilities and Levels when they Go MIA in Career Mode
After a kerbal like Jebediah goes MIA and then is resurrected while playing in career mode, his previously gained experience does not come back with him. In addition he doesn't seem to gain any more experience through regular activities that he had previous completed such as orbiting Kerbin, orbiting and landing on Mun and Minmus, The abilities that he had in terms of maneuvers vector hotkeys are not available for use either.
#1 Updated by ASittingDuck over 4 years ago
How to Replicate (or what happened on my occurrence): Get a Kerbal up a level (assumed any level but occured when my Kerbal was at level 3 - pilot), in my case I also had other kerbal tourists in a lander type craft and was attempting to land. Landed on Mun but tipped over. Tried to fly off and ended up running in the surface of the Mun. Could not revert as this was me coming back to this mission after closing the game (possible other bug if that isn't the way the game is designed). After waiting for pilot to respawn and adding him to the mission, found that all previous levels' abilities had been lost. Attempted to "start over" by having pilot orbit Kerbin, and no change in experience was gained. No other abilities other than stability assist are available when having this pilot (Jeb) fly a vehicle.