Operation
Slingshot Nebulae
Oh, good heavens I'm mission reporter. That must be why there's no mission report. But we had a mission! Into space we flew, with water-themed lasers and in Skunk's case a jaunty naval hat, seeking to find and circumnavigate three pockets of heavy radiation. Wombat took on the duty of navigation.

We landed briefly in Central Constellation for snack molecules, then launched into a long, blissful hop through the starless night. From Harvard Constellation we sailed around Fresh Nebula without a check, then past Luna Alewife to loop around Spy Nebula. Was this where we saw a rocket ship? I know we saw a rocket ship.

Our swift flight continued past Lower and Upper Mystic Nebulae, cleaving the soft night with sonic beams of funk. There were almost no mechanicals except for something about St. Christopher's indicator chain, which thanks to Threespeed scarcely slowed us.

We halted next, of our own will, at an undisclosed hideout to enjoy radiation therapy and achieve the second mission objective: launch a miniaturized flotational radiation probe, complete with crew and nav nights, and recover it. Thanks to Red Squirrel for building the probe, for without it we would have failed this mission. Probe crewman Hammerhead and his droid remained alert throughout their mission and returned safely.

Cruising homeward, we made a casual landfall at Powderhouse Constellation to enjoy space tea and chalk up the place; then back to the fort with flags flying. Metaphorical flags of good morale, that is.

eXcEsS and Rocket burned up en route. No medals were awarded; no new ships were christened. No maggots were to be seen; however it is agreed that F-Stop and Johnny Five must be stripped of their maggot diapers at the earliest opportunity, to stand naked and proud as full-dress pilots.

I, Leotard, got space poison ivy while dumping fuel. Always remember pilots: leaves of three, here don't pee!
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Beetle Juice Annihilation 719.166  
dogi Saint Christopher 440.409   Petty Officer 2nd Class
DrClaw Skywarp 260.233  
Everest Lust 392.944   Lieutenant
excess Chutes & Ladders 466.941  
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 739.242  
Leotard Trinity 697.541  
Red Squirrel Centvrion 1077.87   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rocket 88 541.571   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Sewer Hrimfaxi 264.032   Lieutenant Commander
Threespeed Dr. Moreau 640.195  
Wombat Famine 604.753   Rear Admiral, Lower Half
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Leotard
Chalk Bag Fleet Admiral Skunk
Cleaner Red Squirrel
Compressor Wrangler Red Squirrel
ComSat Monkey Threespeed
Comsat Monkey Partner 1 Beetle Juice
Damage Control Wombat
Deck Officer Everest
Deck Officer Asst. Red Squirrel
Flat Bag DrClaw
Food Wrangler Rocket
Medi Bag dogi
Minister of Zoobs Rocket
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Pinner Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Reporter Leotard
Navigator Wombat
RadioBox A excess
Radiobox B Leotard
Recycler Red Squirrel
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Stellar Cartographer Wombat
Sticker Bag Everest
Still Cam Red Squirrel
Tailgunner Red Squirrel
Tool Bag Threespeed
Wookiee Bag Leotard
Division: MAD
Date: 08/27/2016
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: 'Round the Ponds
Light Years: 24.6632
G-Well Activity: 2.0476
Technical Rating: 1.4324