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

February 25th, 2552 Flight Team
Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

With the exploration teams focusing on landing and training – the missions are being planned and each pilot is being assigned a dedicated support team – Mechanics, trainers and even a nutritionist. Any time they request a change to their ship, the engineers design it, the mechanics make it happen and I get to make sure it doesn’t kill them.

While I’m officially assigned to Dancer’s team – I also get to test out Skip and Jo-Jo’s craft. Not all mechanics fly and the flight pool prefers to fly repaired ships over experimental.

I don’t blame them— but where’s the fun in that? I didn’t hitch a ride with a deep space exploration team to live a quiet life.

I’m almost living the life of my dreams.

In my dreams, I’m one of the explorers.

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