Letting out a
wide yawn you stare at the viewscreen in front of
you which is filled with the image of Saturn. The
chair upon which you sit increases its discomfort
the more bored you become. It also lets out a
loud squeak with each movement of your body as
you attempt to get yourself into a more
comfortable position. Gazing your eyes around the
bridge the crew are busy in front of their
consoles taking various readings and so forth
while your backside grows increasingly numb.
view," you say at no one in particular
whilst pointing at the viewscreen, "I want
to see Rhea."
Rhea is the name
of the moon of which you are to explore, but alas
you won't be exploring by shuttlecraft but by
scanners only. This isn't the kind of mission you
signed up for, you sought excitement exploring
the universe, but it now seemed for every
exciting mission there were at least a dozen
The angle of the
viewscreen changed revealing Saturn's rings in
close up and a tiny dot. Leaning forward knowing
the dot is Rhea you try to make out any markings
that differentiate it from the other particles
among the rings. Navigating too close to such a
vast planet was dangerous even for such a
powerful starship so you are as close as you're
going to get.
You take a deep
breath then lean back within your seat. The crew
know what they're doing, they have no need for
the captain at that precise moment, your task is
to give orders as to pilot the ship not to tell
them how to scan.
will you do now?