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The Improbable Dram: Space Cases of the FUTURE!!!!
Second Day of the Second Semester: ADVENTURE! [Open] 
4th-Feb-2007 01:46 am
Characters: Everyone better show up or its ten demerits!
Content: The kids are introduced to their first major assignment of the new semester. An adventure. Of the fake variety.
Setting: Starcademy's amazing simulated shuttle.
Time: Mid-afternoon, 'cause that's when it all hurts the most.
Warning: Nothing

Mr. Hoodly-who was a tall and mildly imposing-looking Mercurian. Until, that is, you look at his face, which like most of his people's, was usually set in a broad and friendly grin. He wore a hood, notable only because most adult Mercurians didn't bother with heat-conserving attire, like helmets or sweatbands. Mr. Hoodly-who wore one mostly as a joke on his own name. Which was sort of lame, but most people could forgive Mr. Hoodly-who for being lame because he was so nice and it was easy to walk all over him.

The class he brought out to the Shuttle Simulation exercise consisted of 36 kids, divided into 9 groups of 4. For the most part, the kids had been allowed to choose their own groups, but there was one set of problem students who had been assigned together for this little excerise.

"Each simulator," he explained to the kids, "recreates the condition of a standard S.T.A.R.D.O.G 4-man shuttle craft. A real shuttle is dependant on a parent space-craft where they dock and are only sent out into open space for smaller and more delicate operations. Today, your simulations will mimic any one of 12 common problems found in shuttle missions. Your task will be to indentify and correct these issues within a set time limit. Now, to your shuttles!" He walked through the crowd, directing groups to shuttles.

"Mr. Band, Mr. Gansley, Miss Misa and Miss Selyna..Shuttle 5, if you would be so kind..?"
5th-Feb-2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Misa entered the simulation unit after Trent and noted that there were four seats along a console shaped in a wide U. The chairs were sitauated along the inside of the U, while the outside, beyond the consoles, was a panoramic view of space. The entrance was towards the back and on other side of the door were the shuttle's engine and life support systems. Though neither of these things were needed in a simulation to keep it going, life support and engines failure were both possiblities in the assignment. Repairing either of these units would not be of any use as training unless the units themselves were real models. They were not actually powered units and the simluation provided the true-to-life input and output readings according to what one did to them.

The four stations were Helm, for piloting the shuttle; Navigation, for direction and positioning; Tactical, for the shuttle's meager shielding and observation of possible external and internal threats; and Engineering, to ensure that the engines were working and that their emission was at a safe level. Helm and Navigation were closest to the curves of the U, while Engineering and Tactical were at either end.

Misa took a seat by the door, not really paying attention to which one it happened to be. It was Tactical.
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