Mission 08: Claustrophobia Mar 21, 2005 15:29:36 GMT
Post by alexdixon on Mar 21, 2005 15:29:36 GMT
My mother became sick with a rare illness that only appears in terran females. She made it through barely.
"I'm very sorry to hear that, Ensign. But as long as she's healthy now..." Dixon paused, and Harper let it hang. Alex sensed that there was something else going on, but didn't want to appear to be prying into the Ensign's personal life.
Harper then glanced down at the console noted a problem with the navigation system and mentioned it to the first officer. Alex looked at the readout over Nathan's shoulder. He was right, there was some kind of a problem. The navigation system was showing the ship at the incorrect location, and naturally no one had noticed as the navigational system was shut down while the ship was in dock.
"That's an interesting problem. Do a manual reset of the system and see if that clears it" Dixon said. Harper entered the correct commands and the navigation subsystem rebooted. Unfortunately, this time it showed the Raven in a completely different location, and still not where they actually were.
"Sir, if you don't mind, I'd like to try that again" Harper said. Alex agreed and the ensign reentered the shutdown commands. This time, the navigation system showed the Raven in it's correct location.
"I read about a problem like this once" the Tactical Officer reported. "If one or several of the gel packs in the navigation system become corrupt, they give false location readings."
Alex hadn't heard of this particular issue, but there were lots of things he hadn't heard of. "Interesting. So how does one go about fixing this problem?"