Tour of Key Facilities
Solaria, for its age, remains a large battlestar with many facilities for its crew for training, flight preparation, and rest.
Generally, the commander’s quarters is a special area with separations for a desk, chairs and furniture as well as a bunk. Senior officers may be allowed a duty locker for themselves and a spouse. The CAG and other officers often share duty locker space with the remaining pilots. Non-commissioned officers generally share duty lockers as well.
Solaria has a makeshift daycare center to accommodate the children of the many civilian refugees who were taken aboard and made Solaria home after the attack on the Colonies, as well as crew who started families.
There are several restroom facilities on Solaria. Some are used as general purpose lavatories with just sinks and toilets while others appear to be meant as crew bathing facilities. These have showers, multi-basin sink facilities and lockers that are named with callsigns. Every public head seen appears to be unisex.
Separate heads are not allocated for gender or rank, instead, they are fully communal.
Situated at the very front of the ship, this room allows crew and visitors the rare opportunity to look out a window into space. The room is often used by couples for courting. Because of the high demand for this room, officials on Solaria have had to impose time limits on each group that enters.
The “rec room” is a general-purpose room where officers can gather to socialize, relax and participate in games. There are often triad games played here. The walls are decorated with many photos of pilots who served on Solaria, spacecraft and airplanes, insignia, decorations and other memorabilia. Enlisted and civilian personnel may use the recreation rooms only at the invitation of an officer.
The general medical care facility for all of Solaria and other Fleet ships when necessary. The sickbay is designed to survive autonomously in case of a shipwide disaster. The sickbay seems to have the equipment of a basic small hospital (beds, stretchers, IV’s), but is relatively spartan otherwise. It is also equipped with a machine similar to a magnetic resonance imaging scanner. There is also a morgue.
A formal meeting and multi-purpose room, the wardroom has tables usually arranged in a U shape surrounding a podium placed at the front of the room. It has seating for 10 to 15 people. More formally decorated than most of the other rooms on Solaria, it contains the flags of the Twelve Colonies and is carpeted with a plush, blue carpet.
Solaria has a fairly standard weight room to maintain the crew’s physical fitness and for rehabilitation after injury. Leg strength is particularly important for Viper pilots; acceleration can dramatically magnify the force needed to press the fighter’s control pedals. People often use the weight room as catharsis, pushing themselves and venting through strenuous weightlifting, boxing and the like.