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"(CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
 
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From: TOSA
TO: SATO, A
DATE: LIUYUE 24, 196 ASC
SUBJ: Crew Requirements

Director,

Per your request at the last meeting of the Spacecraft Design Group, we've identified the positions required to effectively staff and maintain the spacecraft (as currently specified) during the Flight.

1) Atmospheric System Specialist (AtSpec) - AIRBENDER
The AtSpec will be responsible for monitoring life support systems aboard ARTICLE 5 (referred from here as 'the craft'), and maintaining awareness of the air supply levels for all crew excursions, with the (projected) ability to supplement them in an emergency. The AtSpec will also assist with the maintenance and monitoring of the cryogenic plant and Secondary Propulsion Systems (SPS).

2) Fluid System Specialist (FldSpec) - WATERBENDER
The FldSpec will hold the main responsibility over the cryogenic plant which will protect the craft during launch and all uses of the Primary Propulsion System (PPS) and SPS. The FldSpec will also be responsible for maintaining fuel and oxidizer supplies to the SPS and maneuvering thrusters during flight operations.

3) Propulsion System Specialist (PropSpec) - FIREBENDER
The PropSpec will serve as primary thrust / instigator for the PPS during launch, OL, descent, return, and IL operations. While launch will be assisted by the presence of the Comet, the PropSpec will require the physical ability and endurance to meet the demands of the mission through all phases of the flight, and will be given training in the maintenance and monitoring of the PPS when not engaged in active flight duties.

4) Structural System Specialist (StrucSpec) - EARTH/METALBENDER
The StrucSpec will monitor the craft's integrity to verify that undue stress is not being placed on any part of the spaceframe, particularly at the moments of greatest load due to the use of the Comet-augmented PPS. StrucSpec will also be required to assist with landing and return operations by identifying or preparing a suitable area on the lunar surface.

5) Systems Specialist (SysSpec) - AVATAR KORRA
The SysSpec will act as a second PropSpec during launch, OL, and IL, but will also be trained and tasked to augment or replace any of the other Specialists in the event of injury or other emergency.

Command Crew

1) Pilot-in-Command (Mission Commander)
Responsible for flight operations, executive decisions in the absence of ground input, and GO/NOGO for mission operations through the course of the flight.

2) Co-Pilot (Pilot)
Assist with flight operations, primary navigation, computer operation, and maintaining the craft's instrumentation throughout the mission.

N.B. Bending ability for the Command Crew would be considered a bonus, but is in no way required by their mission duties.

If you can sign off on this, we will continue to the other deliverables for our next meeting.

-TOSA

cc: Mako, L. Beifong, T. Choi

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  RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Droken Nov-25-14 1
  RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 jonathanlennox Nov-25-14 2
     RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Gryphonadmin Nov-25-14 3
         RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Nova Floresca Nov-26-14 4
             RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Arashi Nov-26-14 5
             RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Gryphonadmin Nov-26-14 6
                 RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Nova Floresca Nov-26-14 7
  RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 SpottedKitty Nov-26-14 8
     RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430 Gryphonadmin Nov-26-14 9

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1. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   Spectacular.

Aside from looking forward immensely to seeing this project completed, I'm really enjoying the teasers. The articles that made up most of the previous posts were all good fun, and now seeing some of the project docs adds another level. Similar to how we saw the Operation TRIDENT report before the story.

Very spif.

-Droken

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riding is not for you."


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2. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   Now I'm wondering whether manipulating liquid oxygen, or other cryogenic liquids which are gaseous at room temperature, would come under airbending or waterbending.

(I suppose the precedent is that lavabending is a variant of earthbending, not waterbending, implying it's the material, not the phase of matter, that's relevant.)


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3. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   >Now I'm wondering whether manipulating liquid oxygen, or other
>cryogenic liquids which are gaseous at room temperature, would come
>under airbending or waterbending.

Well, they don't actually expect the Fluid Specialist to be able to bend the rocket fuel et al., it's just that a waterbender is expected to have a greater instinctive understanding of fluid dynamics, which they figure will help in operating the systems.

>(I suppose the precedent is that lavabending is a variant of
>earthbending, not waterbending, implying it's the material, not the
>phase of matter, that's relevant.)

Well, lavabending is... pretty ridiculous, really, even for magic elemental kung fu; it stretches credulity farther than mine, at least, can be stretched, because of the absolutely vast amounts of mass and energy that are involved (and how much larger both of those quantities are than anything any other kind of non-Avatar bender has been shown able to work with). But waterbenders routinely work with liquid water and ice, so, yeah, it's the material.

--G.
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4. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   If they were using bending to maneuver the fuel directly, they'd have to use cryogenic propellant and oxidizer, I would think-- otherwise, who'd be in charge of kerosene? Earth, because it came out of the ground; Water, because it's a liquid; or Fire, because it's basically liquified fire?

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5. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   They Jan-Ken-Po each time something comes up.

When in Danger, or in Doubt.
Run in circles, scream and shout.


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6. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   >If they were using bending to maneuver the fuel directly, they'd have
>to use cryogenic propellant and oxidizer, I would think-- otherwise,
>who'd be in charge of kerosene? Earth, because it came out of the
>ground; Water, because it's a liquid; or Fire, because it's basically
>liquified fire?

Petroleum is not a bendable substance.

--G.
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7. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   >Petroleum is not a bendable substance.

Petroleum can too be used for bending! Why, Jeremy Clarkson has bent enough cars into completely abstract shapes using the stuff he should be considered a Bending Master at this point.

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8. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   Seeing another preview of this much-looked-forward-to project, I can't help wondering if the Phoenix Flight Project has a local equivalent of Bill Tindall.

FWIW, this is probably one of the better-known examples of a Tindallgram. (And I'd consider it implausible that Corwin — and maybe Utena — wouldn't be familar with them.)

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Unable to save the day: File is read-only.


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9. "RE: (CTCS) SDG Memo 430"
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   >Seeing another preview of this much-looked-forward-to project, I can't
>help wondering if the Phoenix Flight Project has a local equivalent of
>Bill Tindall.

Probably several (not least Korra herself, whose habitual memo style was unsurprisingly well-known for its informality), but the shortest memo in the project's history was actually written by the Propulsion Specialist, Koharu Shimizu, during personal equipment testing in 197 ASC. Not counting the headers, salutation, and closing, it consisted of one word:

FROM: SHIMIZU Koharu
TO: Materials Selection
IN RE: Flightsuit Sample #23-05

Guys,

Nope.

SHIMIZU

Attached to the bottom of the sheet was a charred fragment of what had been a swatch of the supposedly fireproof material the crew flightsuits were to be made from.

--G.
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