<< BACK TO RS001 LOG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 5 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -8M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Mandated Log Entry #1 + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Log Entry Begins: Arthen Damasatra making my first official log entry. The ship began waking the crew yesterday. All is well. The first thirty people have all been successfully woken. Records from the interregnum show that crew members Argen and Tizara fulfilled their roles in inspections successfully, we won't hear from them until later, but they deserve their sleep. The fears and worries of the Disaster Planners have all been for naught, the ship is hale and unblemished, there is no apparent damage to the craft, the computer systems are fully functional. The deceleration burn records show that all went precisely as planned, we are on course for our final orbital insertion. We have examined the sails in preparation for their deployment, all is within expected parameters. We hope to begin the unfurling before AMS -6M, once we get close enough to the star for them to make deployment worthwhile. :Log Entry Ends ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 5 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -8M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Personal Log Entry #1 + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Just completed the first mandated log! I am so tired. We have been working flat-out since yesterday. I must stop saying that! Correction: We have been working flat out for nearly ninety-thousand seconds. Ship time is seconds! The ship is dark, cold, and quiet - its a relief to get to our designated locations, full of warmth and light. The air mixers and the heating systems all worked "within parameters" but that just means most places won't kill you immediately. Thousands of years, Billions of Seconds, of a vacuum doesn't just end. The others are adjusting in various ways, I am forbidden to write of this in my official logs, that's for the doc and the header, I'm just the driver! Some seem spooked about the dark. There are noises as the ship settles into its new mode, as the external skin slowly begins to heat. I talked with Bartik, he's been reviewing the Wakers' logs - none of the systems they lived through were useful, Scalding Hot Jupiters with useless moons, one had usable planets but ridiculous stellar instability. Barty says that the computer claims this system will be our new home, 99.8% confidence. That's why we're here, and Barty is watching videos instead of prepping for scans. We don't even know what this system is yet, what constellation we're hiding in! I just wish we could see it for ourselves. We won't even have external cams for the next three weeks - ~2M Seconds - and that's IF we can get the sails out as soon as we complete the insertion burn. But for now we're flying blind, drawn onwards by the implacability of maths and Sir Isaac's scribblings. We are excited, but we are nervous, scared, and busy. So busy. I'm going to grab some sleep, and will send this along with the Mandated Log.