Targeting for space combat is a key requirement. Manually aim the ship's forward turrets to lock on to enemy spacecraft.
Meet your local space bartender. He can provide you with information and mission leads (sometimes for a price).
Experiencing broadside combat in action teaches more than text ever could, but it's definitely a difficult skill that requires mastery. It's worth the effort.
Meet your local alien informant. He'll send you on missions and provide information (again, sometimes for a price).
The Leviathan draws near. Whether it's friend or foe depends on your reputation.
Cruising through a nebula invites new challenges. Will you discover them all?
Dock at space stations to take on new missions and speak with informants. Upgrade your ship with new weapons, shields, cargo tools, and much more. You can even buy a new ship if you can afford such luxuries.
Choose your destination on the stellar map.