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

February 18th, 2552 A new Project Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It seems that before I can work on adding an arm to the Gumbo, I need to work on the arm on Big Momma. It started malfunctioning during some of the training runs for taking samples. So, I have to […]

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

February 17th, 2552 Stir Crazy Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It seems that the attitude of the flight deck is following the science department’s lead – the only pilots who need to work on landing and dusting off from different surfaces are the pilots selected for the exploration missions, so all […]

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

February 16th, 2552 Assignment Envy Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/Mechanic’s Apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The science boys have mapped out the area and have identified several likely planets to explore – with FTL up and operational, the plan is to leave the Valhalla as our base of operations and then have different ships take different […]

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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 […]

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

February 14th, 2552 Shakedown cruise Pilot of the RS Gumbo/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I have been informed by several people in several departments, that I am not taking myself and/or my position seriously enough. Several people demanded I rename my ship with something more heroic but— that’s just not who […]

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

February 13th, 2552 Christening Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I know Cookie is trying to bring me out of my funk – and I know we need proof that we can adapt vehicles to our new environment but it seems a little crass to launch the Franen-ship, not this close […]

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

February 12th, 2552 A moment Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I nearly hit someone today, which usually a good sign that I need to back off and regroup, only I’m on a ship that’s more like a small town. Sure there are people I haven’t met and haven’t ticked off […]

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

February 11th, 2552 Failure to maintain Philosopher/Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The universe is not a forgiving place. Sometimes we forget that— sometimes the reminder is a little hard to take. We really didn’t have time to mourn properly when the Twilight ruptured, we were too busy trying to make […]

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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 […]

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

February 9th, 2552 Trio of Terrors Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting You’d think with how busy we are and how much work we have to do in order to survive long enough to do our mission— people would be focused on that. Well, most reasonable, well-balanced people were focused on […]

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