July 22nd, 2552 – Next Phase
Scout Pilot/travel agent/Chef Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting
The plasticrete isn’t even settled on the moon base and the brass is already looking ahead – they want to spread out and explore more space. While I understand the desire to keep our ships’ stores up and work to keep our ships self-sufficient I can’t help but think that the more spread out we are, the easier it’s going to be for people to find us.
We still have no way of communicating over long distances and I don’t see that changing any time soon, but there are only so many planets that match our criteria for ‘viable’ planets. We have minerals and if the propulsion teams figure out how to use the produce from Ptera, we’re good on fuel, but we still need produce and I have to admit, I could really use a steak about now but I still think we’re better off together.
Scouting missions have already started and I’m waiting for mine – Each of the areas they want us to check are three jumps away from the fleet. Three Jumps, three days- We’ll see what we can find.