Here’s the next episode of Space Opera.
I’d been covering the bridge for most of the night into mid-morning, trying to doze in my captain’s chair for short periods. Izzy had been to her state room for several hours, as had Tim. Nolan retired earlier. I was hoping he got plenty of sleep. We were going to need him sharp.
“Anything happen, Captain?” Izzy asked as she walked onto the bridge.
“No. Did you sleep enough?”
“I did about as well as normal,” she said. “It’s rare that I get more than five and a half hours. How about you?”
“Dozed a little up here, but I also slept in my room before I got back.”
Nolan showed up, looking refreshed. “Good morning.”
I nodded at him. “Did you get my request about Valla Cappos?”
“I did, I’m afraid.”
“Uh oh, what’d you find out?”
“Valla Cappos has a very long orbit around it’s star, which is…
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