|The Everest at the Discovery Space Center, Canyon Grove Academy, Pleasant Grove|
Colonial Command's Starship Everest was ordered to Space Dock for a bridge refit. Command gave the engineers and workmen two days to complete the work before the Everest would be needed again in the far reaches of space protecting Earth from those who wish us harm. Starbase One's Engineering Chief laughed when told of the two day deadline. "We aren't in the miracle business," the chief explained. "Thinking we can do a bridge refit in two days is laughable." He walked away and disappeared into the break room for a sandwich and a cup of coffee.
"We're up for a challenge." A young engineer spoke up from a nearby toolbox.
"What's your name?" I asked.
He pulled another engineering from the insides of a damaged antigrav plate before answering. "My name's Mason and this is Bronson and we're up for a challenge."
"You can do a bridge refit in two days?"
"Yes. Just watch. And be sure it makes the blog." I agreed their monumental achievement would be documented on The Troubadour for all to read. And with that, they got to work.
Two days later I returned for the inspection.
1. They painted the Everest's ceiling black. The USS Voyager, the mother ship of all simulators, had a black ceiling.
2. They painted a two color band, seen behind Mason in the photo above, around the base of the once all white walls Mason cleaned himself up for the photo and put on his favorite bowtie. He was leary of the wetpaint but I insisted on a shot of him on one of the two newly installed raised platforms.
|Two new platforms were installed and illuminated with rope lighting|
By Mark Daymont