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

February 15th, 2552 Wrong Pilot, Right Time
Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

Sometimes you get assignments based on the best person for the job – when you can plan things out— that’s what happens when things go according to plan. The universe, it seems, loves a plan, and how little it means to the rest of creation.

That is when the second type of assignments are made, those snap decisions based on who’s available and who has a chance of getting the job done. I usually do not get the first type of assignments – the cushy, pristine flights – I get the ‘We’re all going to die unless someone can get us through ~whatever the situation is~.

These assignments are the ones in my wheelhouse. I’m beginning to think that I am incapable of nice pristine missions, but messy ones?

When a mission is described as being ‘messy’, I’m the first pilot who comes to mind. I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing— but it is happening more now that the Gumbo has proved herself in flight.

Something tells me I will be contemplating this a lot in the future as we being to explore our area of space.

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