The single-seat sharply tapered Starfighter is used in large numbers during the period of the Galactic Republic of the Jedi Order because the short fighter is, among other things extremely well protected against enemy fire. Plo Koon, a member of the Jedi High Council - comes from a planet where there is no oxygen. He therefore has to wear a breathing mask and goggles when in an oxygen-rich environment. The very thoughtful and telepathically endowed Jedi Master has special abilities. Amongst other things, he can survive for a short time in a vacuum.