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

February 8th, 2552 Arcade Games Flight Simulator Failure/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Today, based on the new protocols, all pilots were called upon to report to the simulator for training. My problem is— the simulator isn’t real. In the history of simulators, I have yet to find one that actually handled like a […]

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

February 6th, 2552 Robot arm Metallurgy trainee/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It would seem that working in an iso suit is like working in a spacesuit that is far more delicate and unforgiving and you have almost no dexterity whatsoever. Working in an iso suit over a spacesuit is just plain ridiculous. On […]

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

February 5th, 2552 New Job, better job Concerned Pilot/Metallurgist/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Today was the first landing on an alien planet, well, almost landing, almost tragedy. Remember how I said that we were making plans based on things we know while poking at the unknown? Yeah that… Turns out that at least […]

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

February 3rd, 2552 New Job, better job Pilot/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Daniels has decided that I need to focus on one thing right now and that is my project. He seems convinced that we are going to need to be able to scavenge parts, coble them together and make something we need. […]

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

February 2nd, 2552 Redundant Redundancies Pilot/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It’s fun sitting in on lectures about safety and caution when what they want you to do is touch down on alien planets, follow protocols that were designed to control the unknown based on the known. So we’re basically gathering samples following protocols […]

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