I'm running missions for the Federation while they're feeling generous. One of the missions I've accepted has me going from Katzenstein Dock in 36 Ophiuchi to Hutton Orbital. I just saw the payout, plus the reputation gain, and jumped straight into accepting the mission. I didn't stop to think that Katzenstein was 0.14Ly from the drop point, and of course Hutton Orbital is Hutton Orbital. The worst part? I didn't even have the necessary cargo space to make the full trip. I'm going to be making a second run to each station.
In other news, I have purchased a Sidewinder and built it for exploration. I'm planning to eventually make another trip to Beagle Point with it, most likely after the 16th of the month, or when I'm able to purchase a Federal Corvette, whichever comes first.
Which, given the mission I'm currently running, will be the 16th.
Update, 2:46 UGT : I'm still on my way back to Hutton Orbital to finish this mission. I'm starting to wonder if there's such thing as Hutton Madness. I'll have to ask around next time I'm at Abraham Lincoln Station.