Jin-Su started exploring at a young age, on research missions on Barnard Star. He was quickly promoted to the rank of Commander and was placed in charge of important missions on Ross 154 and Epsilon Indi. Jin Su's discovery of multiple Boxylium deposits on Tau-ceti made him an instant interplanetary celebrity. In 3146 the Federation named him as Executive Commander of the Magellan project. Following the Mush invasion of Sol, he drew up the plans for the Daedalus with Lai Kuan-Ti, and assembled an elite crew to ensure the survival of the human race in another galaxy.
Jin-Su begins his piloting classes at the Faculty of Economic and Spatial Sciences on Ganymede. He quickly became known as the best fighter pilot of his class which snagged him an analyst's position on Barnard Star.
While flying over Barnard Star, an eruption hits his patrol craft. The team lost contact with Jin-Su. Earth media covered the search for the black box from the ship, but there was very little debris left. Jin-Su re-established contact with the station 5 days later at the moment when news of his death was sent to his family. The press recounted the incredible adventure of this young Korean pilot who managed to survive for 126 days orbiting a red dwarf. Kim Jin-Su became an instant celebrity.
Jin-Su is sent on an exploration mission to the Ross 154 system. He is the first man to set foot on Merlin which will later become the most hyped holiday spot in the galaxy.
The explorer GL Maubrick discovers his talents and decides to include him in the crew of the Gonzak, on the first manned flight destined for Epsilon Indi. Jin-Su proved himself to be a key man in times of major crises during expeditions. He notably saved Captain Maubrick from certain death during a flight over the Thorum satellite.
Commander Kim Jin-Su led the first expedition to Tau-Ceti. More than 28 major bodies were recorded, 22 possessing layers of Boxylium under the planet's surface. This is a major discovery not only for the Federation, but also for humanity. Man will now have sufficient resources to explore the Milky Way in its entirety as well as potentially other galaxies.
GL Maubrick takes over the presidency of the Federation. He immediately appoints Jin-Su as a counsellor focusing on the Boxylium shortage dossier. Jin-Su carries out his research and contacts the crew of the Magellan project on Xyloph-17. There he meets Lai Kuan-Ti who presents his colleague Raluca Tomescu's PILGRED technology to him. This is a major discovery for the federation as it will allow them to access further deposits. Jin-Su convinces Maubrick to finance the production of the Ark and take the lead on the project.
Kuan-Ti gives a medical record to Jin-Su which proves that President Maubrick is infected with the Mush. He wishes to speed up construction and the departure of the Ark in order to save as many humans as possible from the Mush invasion. After consulting with Raluca, Jin-Su receives confirmation that adequate preparation of the PILGRED reactor could not be reduced to lesss than 12 years. He asked Kuan-Ti and Raluca to revise their plan for a smaller ship capable of transporting a smaller crew of around twenty people.
Following the disappearance of sergeant Derek Hogan, Jin-Su manages to dissuade the SDF from launching an investigation. He attracts the mistrust of the administration who wish to advance the date of the bi-yearly report on the magellan report. Jin-Su, who cannot risk a Mush infection, refuses, only to find himself relieved of his duties.
His replacement, Captain Baranov is assassinated immediately upon his arrival on Xyloph-17. The Federation is planning an immediate counter-attack but Jin-Su, with the help of a rebel SDF Trooper, manages to evacuate 16 members of the crew. The anticipated startup of the PILGRED reactor is a success, the Daedalus is propelled towards the Magellan nebula at more than a billion m/s.