I know the guy who flew that scout into Betelgeuse by the way.  He wore a cowboy hat during The War.  Still does in fact.  He learned to like it too.  He’s Ageless like me.  Took the Peloran Treatments back before he left and was starting to manifest some of the traits on the way out.  The faster reflexes turned out to be real important when the birds started shooting.  He saved a lot of lives that day.  He also kept us from getting into an interstellar war.