125-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

May 4th, 2552 Denying the undeniable.
Test Pilot/ Part-time mechanic – Schroedinger’s Kat Reporting

Seeing the enemy ships in action seemed to be just what Fipps needed to work out part of the diagrams we had on the Mark 7.5. He said it was so simple he should have realized it weeks ago. He gave me a general rundown on what he wanted to do, but I don’t think it’s a great idea.

We’re working with technology we don’t understand, based on our understanding of how it works and he wants me to try it out without fully understanding what we’re doing.

I was hoping the brass would say no on this, but instead, since this is a scientific expedition, and Fipps is a scientist it’s not a harebrained scheme. It seems that being stupid with science is better than the mechanical ‘let’s start with what we know and build from there’ approach.

Then again the ‘it’s science, we don’t understand it, but let’s see what happens’ seems to be our mission statement. Followed by, ‘oh, look, there’s Kat— let’s get her to try it out.’

This is not how to make it to the old spacer’s home.

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