Maddox felt a little uncomfortable by Webster's question to Ashby, but wasn't sure why. It just struck him wrong.
The Navigator seemed to be floundering with her answer, so the captain chimed in.
"It's a performance like that that gets you an advancement in rank and reassigned to a bigger ship." Maddox smiled, trying to mask his unease.
"And did she get an advancement in rank?" Webster asked.
"Yes she did, she advanced to Lieutenant Commander and became the chief Navigator on the Endurance."
"Wow, that's amazing Captain." Webster turned his attentions to Chadwick and de Coursey.
"Tell me Doctor Chadwick, you mentioned cheating death recently, tell us about how you avoided the explosion?"
Then Webster posed the question to de Coursey, "And tell me, just how does a sex-doctor become the first officer of a starship?"