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

March 9th, 2552 Catch and Release
Tow Truck Driver/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting

Today was kind of like yesterday, only in reverse. Fipps turned the scientific equipment over to me and I mounted it on the Pavane. After Cookie and Mac reviewed everything remotely, Fipps came back for a final systems check.

Dancer posed for a few pictures and then we were back to work. I towed her and the Pavane off the Twilight, which still has an odd lurch that takes some getting used to— I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that I’m pretty much the expert when it comes to landing on the Twilight.

I towed Dancer out, wished her good hunting— and watched her shift into a trail of light. 5-6 hours of flight time, and she’ll be back home – ready to land.

I stayed there for a few minutes, just trying to see where her trail led before heading back to the Twilight. I needed to make sure everything was in order for the next phase and reset my timer. I am, after all, still on the clock.

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