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Jupiter Mission – Mystery

From the Captain’s log USS Discovery, Sun May 19 2013 01:57:41 GMT Over the last several months life aboard Discovery has been very much routine, predictable in almost every respect.  This may not sound very good to most people, even boring.  However in space you want things to be predictable because the unexpected is usually […]

Jupiter Mission – Routine

From the Captain’s log USS Discovery, Tue Jan 01, 2013 08:01:27 GMT As we begin the new year in deep space life aboard discovery remains the same.  Because the scientific team was put aboard already in hibernation Ralph and I are the only two awake on board.  One could say that Hal is “awake” in […]

Jupiter Mission – Holiday

From the Captain’s log USS Discovery, Tue Dec 25, 2012 00:08:30 GMT It’s Christmas day.  The first of several that we will spend out here in deep space.  Last week mission control had us record a Christmas special called “Christmas in deep space” that is to be broadcast today. Ralph, Hal and I exchanged the […]

Jupiter Mission – Milestone

From the Captain’s log USS Discovery, Sat Nov 10, 2012 16:15:18 GMT Today marks a milestone in our journey as we cross the orbit of Mars and head out into the asteroid belt. The red planet itself is nowhere near this point in it’s orbit.  Where Jupiter appears to be in front of us, Mars […]

Jupiter Mission – Mid-Course Correction

From the Captain’s log USS Discovery, Wed Aug 22 2012 11:21:19 GMT After a 13 minute 40 second burn we have 96.2% fuel remaining.  The updated projections for our Jupiter encounter predict a minimum altitude of 491,000 kilometers and an inclination 39.96 degrees. The single biggest change is in our expected arrival date.  Figures now […]