LAUNCH: 02/05/3305 - 0437Z, Rohini - Eudaemon Anchorage
DESTINATION: Clooku EW-Y C3-197 - 5 G a
LANDING: 02/05/3305 - 0954Z, Skaudai CH-B d14-34 - Sacaqawea Space Port
LOG: Made it to Sacaqawea Space Port with enough exploration data to hit Elite rank. One step closer to triple Elite, and for the first time since it was, uh, founded, I'm closer to Colonia than I am to home.
Got first discoveries on a ton of terraformable HMCs and WWs. Mostly uneventful flying, but jumping into Skaude AA-A h294 was a heart attack. Came out of witchspace and was immediately emergency-dropped out of supercruise by a black hole. Minor damage, but it was worth it for the ringed M-class star, though. Almost as impressive as The View.
The galaxy is a truly spectacular place. I'm amazed at how dense the stars are out here. It's so bright, and we're not even half way to the core. I can only imagine what it's going to be like near Sag A*, and what other sights await on this journey.
At the rate I'm moving, even taking plenty of time for sightseeing and exploration detours I should be able to make Shepard Shallows within 72 hours. I'm doing my best to relax on these exploration legs, so I'm rested up for the burst of activity once we reach the core and start mining again.
Gonna be really grateful the Phantom comes with a coffee maker once that starts up.
CMDR Amara Raemeus