We are in the process of moving the passengers and crew into what the crew calls the safe zone on the ship. Iv'e never seen such powerful solar fairs from the sun in the ten years Iv'e been transporting people to Mars. I might even have to extend the time that everyone stays in the more protected areas of the ship. I never like to do that. There always seems to be problems when people are confined that smallish area of the ship. I guess your mind starts to wander, and when that happens people tend to get scared, and some people tend to get angry. We have even had some fights in the past. Anyway, we are all hoping that the storms will pass as quickly as they have come. I have to say that this has been one of the best deployments of people into the safe zones in quite some time. I'll call a meeting, as soon as this is over to give praises to the crew.
The ship is running well this journey, but it is time to run maintenance on the ship. When we arrive in the space dock at Mars, I will order that we stay a couple extra days for that task. The crew wont be too happy with the prospect, but they will have shore leave when we get back to earth. This being much needed. Some of us have gone six months without a break; only having the weekends. I have to admit, the transport business can be very hard at time. It is hard to spend a long time away from family, and for some reason it seems to be harder on people in space.