This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...Ann and Arlene sat nestled in their seats on the bridge of a scout, Ann piloting on manual as she guided the small ship toward the hatch. A moment later, outside and invisible, the scout's nose turned toward space and accelerated as only a ship under inertialess drive can.
Moments later, they were clear of atmosphere and the little vessel's speed increased dramatically. Well away from the planet, she completed a short jump to the fringes of the solar system where the two began checking pickets...
Have a goodun;