Ultra Blue

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Ultra Blue
General Data
*Production number: AST-RP154
*Initiated: 140105
*Year: 2412
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Prelude

USS Neil Armstrong Log, Stardate 140130

Following the Anniversary Celebrations on Astraios Prime, the Treman delegation, aboard their ship "Bravo", were escorted back home by the USS Neil Armstrong. Whilst aboard for diplomatic cocktails, they asked a host of questions. Hopefully they have accepted our version of events in respect of the "incident" that occurred during the celebrations.

As far as they know, the USS Neil Armstrong is now beginning a voyage of deep space exploration. The true purpose of the mission (to locate the alleged binary system with 13 planets and the Iconian Gateway that may be in that system) is however, top secret, and known only to our senior officers.

We left the area without further incident and are now crossing into a kind of "Milky Way" that has been named by our cartologists as the Picard Cluster. Science is quite excited to have an opportunity to see this up close and has requested additional scanning time for astrometric study. Of particular interest is a rare ultra-blue star we are reading at the far edge of sensor range.

Science Report

Ultra Blue Star:

Current trajectory and speed gives us distance of three days travel and a course deviation of 271 mark 33, in order to reach optimal scanning distance of an astrometic body identified as a blue star.

Known data regarding these stars suggests they are to be supergiant suns. This solar body is estimated as 27 times the size of Astraios system sun. A blue star has lost its outer mass. The core only is left, burning hotter and appearing to be blue. It is recommended minimum distance be 1 light year from this phenomenom due to emissions of ultraviolent radiation and abnormal gravimetric forces. This solar body has potential to be source of helium and hydrogen, if such could be harvested safely.

In service,

LT Ariel Pittsburg ((Isis Gaelyth)), Astrometrics

Crew participation

Cmdr Genny7 Markus: Mission Command and Helm

Capt Karl Quar: Chief Engineer

Cmdr David7 Bravin: OPs and Chief Science Officer

Elizabeth Morgan: Trading Ship Captain

Events

Mission Log, Cmdr Genny7 Markus, 140202: We have left the "Bravo" and Treman far behind and after leaving their star system we engaged the new slipstream and headed for the position of the Blue Star. I had got my wish to be the first member of the crew to use the new slipstream, so I was able to report that we were only five minutes away from the star in question. At one minute I disengaged the slipstream and checked with Science about the distance we needed to keep from the star while observing it. After taking us to one light years distance, we sent a message to the s Science department to start their observations. Almost immediately we heard from LT Pittsburg that the observations were going very well and that she would like to stay for a day or two. I had not wanted to stay that long without getting on with our mission, but it seemed that the data would be of great interest, so I agreed.


I had the feeling that we were alone in this part of space but to be sure I asked for LR scans to be taken and it came as a shock to receive a message from a freighter which had lost power and been trapped by the star. The ship was scanned and proven to be just as its Captain had said, so a tractor beam was put on to it and we pulled it towards us.


The Captain of the freighter was so happy to be rescued that she asked for permission to come aboard to thank us in person. I asked for her to be transported to 10 forward, where with senior officers we met her. We asked about the situation on her ship and she asked if we would be able to send a crew to help with repairs. Captain Quar immediately asked for an Engineering crew to meet us in 10 forward. The Captain ask what she could do to repay us and after several question and answers she agreed to send us some star charts that she had of the region. We said our goodbyes and with the repair crew she returned to her ship, after telling us that she would send the charts back with the repair team.

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