Hello everyone! My name is Gabriel and I work for NASA.
I have recently completed all of my training at the organization and am proud to say that my first mission will be happening today!
I'm making logs to document my progress, and this one's sort of a pre-mission kind of recording. Soon I'll be shipping out to explore the vast unknown!
Let me tell you, getting to where I am right now wasn't easy. I was the sole person out of three dozen candidates to make it through the entire training process!
At first training was pretty easy, just generic mental training.
What rocks to be careful of, protocol if you get trapped in a crater, how to record data, what to do if you encounter another life form (and seriously, you better hope you don't); simple stuff.
The next part of our training was the physical aspect.
These tests included withstanding extreme temperatures, getting used to breathing in different air densities, and moving around in irregular gravitational fields.
I'll admit, this part was pretty tough. I didn't expect them to be so liberal with the temperature gauge, but I guess it's always good to be prepared for anything.
Everyone who didn't fail during the physical training was then subjected to the final series of trials - the psychological endurance.
Most corporations would usually tackle psychological trials separately, but here at NASA our ~~torture~~ training is a package deal.
We were made to experience darkness, isolation, and complete silence all at once in our own personal walk-in closet sized hell holes. We were also given just enough food and water for survival.
At the end of the third day, I was the only person who emerged from my tomb with my sanity still intact.
So there you have it! All my training is going to pay off soon. I just have to wait for them to -
Did you hear that? ... I think they stopped chanting! That must mean the ritual is finally complete! It's almost time to descend!
Oh shit oh shit *oh shit*. I'm a bit nervous, but I'm ready for this. I did all that training, after all. I'm afraid it's time to end my first log, my friends.
This is Gabriel, proud member of the National Association of Satan's Apostles and preliminary voyager to the great kingdom of Hell, signing off. I'll see you in the other side.