Does this mean that my character is rejected altogether, or can I amend her background?
Make her military and she is fine, or make her not a security guard and she is fine...
We could even do what we did with Dashenka's nuclear engineer, and give her an honorary rank of sergeant or something. Or have her join the army for the sole purpose of getting on the Mars mission as a guard?
I will leave the details to you and Atlas to sort out.
Would you allow me to make the Commander of this second shuttle?
I hope you do know there are multiple positions on a shuttle
I do agree on the realism but I find that too much can scare people away. I've gotten compliments on my level of relaism, calling it "not fun" or some shit. It pisses me but I find details fun and awesome.
This one requires my attention as the builder of this world!
Dan (if I may call you that?), please remember that we are over 100 years into the future. 100 years ago NASA did not exist, and powered flight was a miracle! Things have moved on considerably.
Each shuttle has 25 passenger seats and a massive cargo hold, plus two seats up front. The term "fly by wire" has a whole new meaning - the pilot's cranial implant p[lugs directly into the ship's on-board computer and the pilot flies the ship by effectively "becoming" the ship, as he/she runs the piloting software in his/her own head.
Something I may not have made clear, however, is that the MCM-1 (the ship currently in orbit above Mars) has only two shuttles and two crew members.
Shuttle 1 was piloted by Jack Monroe and co-piloted by Louise Cotter. This ship will remain on Mars and will serve as their means of getting to the orbital weather satellites and the Deimos Mass Driver.
However, Shuttle 2 will be piloted by the co-pilot of MCM-1 and co-piloted by the pilot of MCM-1, will return to orbit to bring the third load of colonists down and then will return to the mother ship and head back to Earth.
So, you are more than welcome to play that character, but you won't be sticking around for very long....