Name: Daniel Freeman
Rank/role: Ship's Pilot/Astrogator
Danny was raised in an affluent family based in the Europa colony. An intelligent boy and a gifted artist, it was clear he would soon grow bored and rebel from the overly boring socio-economic surroundings he was placed in. His infuriatingly uneventful youth made him look to the stars and his want of escape gave him interest in wanting to be behind the piloting console of a spacecraft, to be free to wander the system. He had no real want to be on a colony-ship and head to Proxima and so he bided his time. He passed through a few small-time jobs once University was over, trying to find his feet.
Whilst Danny's family had money to be better off than the average colonist, they weren't upper class. Danny eventually found work, it was a small job and heavy going. Not one his family were happy that he was taking, but it was a dream for the man, a spell at the asteroid belt, mining. It wasn't the best job, but he'd be able to be that much closer to the system and he'd be able to travel to other stations to stake his claims, getting to be at least in orbit of Mars, Luna and Earth.
Eventually Dan made enough money via what the corporation he worked for paid him to muster out and move on to something he felt was a step up, working as part of a salvage crew. Another corporation gig, here he was checking out coasting hulks and occasionally working rescue, though more often than not taking back supplies to be resold to other ships. The ship wasn't a fast one, but given he didn't need to go all too far past Jupiter, it didn't matter and he liked watching space as they coasted in the monitors. The ship moved at 20G full thrust which was good speed, if less than other more modern ships, plus he was pilot.
Given he was in a small scouting crew, barely a handful of people on board, Dan soon learned over the space of the last few years to act as a pilot and an astrogator on a vessel. Whilst not a combat pilot, he had gained a reputation for being able to thread a ship through a needle, given how many a space pirate vessel targetted the crafts he'd find himself on often enough. This is how he ended up being chosen as the pilot for the Lewis and Clerk, where he has been stationed for the last few months. The rest of the crew may note him as an easy-going guy who is perhaps near geeky in his love of space, travel within it and the various parts of the system.