15-MAR-2173 (11:16:25)

The company has asked me to volunteer my First Officer and a pilot to take a shuttle to Ceti V. The shuttles original crew had both come down with the same illness. I’m told that it will be a four to five day mission…I hope so because I really need them for our own departure preparations.

Our own preparations are going well. I’m pleased with the crew that have arrived so far, and to my surprise they actually live up to the fluff in their personnel files.

I have also received some new orders. Before we depart Nusku we are to collect some surplus communications and computer equipment from the Navy Shipyards. We will be taking these with us as “commercial incentives” for the Vilani.

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