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

February 10th, 2552 Project Tweaks
Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

The Franken-ship is looking more ship, less cobbled-together these days. She’s not as sleek as the other exploratory ships, but she wasn’t designed to win any beauty contests. She’s a multi-purpose vehicle and as such, she’s a thing of her own beauty, or is that her builder talking?

It really doesn’t matter I guess – what’s important is that she handles the work she’s given.
With my experiences so far, there are already some mods on the drawing board that, with Cookie’s go-ahead, will be added.

First up I want a remote arm for gripping objects in space – this will help with parts retrieval and of course deployment. Next, a detachable isolation kit that can be used to handle samples without having to actually bring them onboard, onboard.

Some of these need to have design help from the science department but Cookie and Mac debated over the drawings before giving me the go-ahead.

So the Franken-ship is going to look like even more of a monstrosity – but it will be more useful. I doubt my design for a sound system is going to be approved, but having a separate compartment that can be isolated from the cockpit should be a no-brainer – I just need to work out some of the specs, and I can’t do that alone.

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