May 2021: Character of the Month – Lieutenant Sakura Masuko

May 2021: Character of the Month – Lieutenant Sakura Masuko

Challenger’s former deputy engineer turned its chief is this month’s character of the month! Let’s get to know the woman that has taken over the reigns from Commander Michael Stanton!

Our five fun facts about her include:

  1. No stranger to scientists, Sakura is the daughter of two well known physicists and married to a fellow engineer. Science and engineering is in her blood!
  2. An original rejected by Starfleet, Sakura had to re-apply to join Starfleet after she was told she lacked any social skills to engage with colleagues. After two years working on a range of projects in Cardiff, Wales, she was successful in getting approved.
  3. She met her future-husband-to-be during her training and after an almost fatal training session, proclaimed her love for him (which was very unlike her) and the two were then inseparable.
  4. No stranger to the NX Program, she worked on it as a civilian and later as a construction engineer before joining Challenger.
  5. When she isn’t tinkering away, then she enjoys reading!

You can find out more about Sakura here!