GM UPDATE POST Nozomi entered the glassy pod. The door was softly sealed and she saw Alex's deformed shape through the cylindrical glass. She turned and saw the airlock system's start up lever. She pulled it hard and a kind of steam came in from above. The hissing sound of air pouring in started to be perceptible to her as soundwaves started to be able to travel in the airlock. A loud alarm beeped once and a green light flashed. The process was over. Nozomi climbed up the ladder a bit and turned the wheel on the hatch. She then pushed the hatch door open and the control room was there to welcome her. The control room was special. It was just one room, the topmost floor of the front hull. It was a dome. Sort of a half sphere above her. The sphere was a very large window, but like the Life Chambers section, there were mechanical blinds closed over the window at this point. There were almost 10 computer stations sort of in the air and chairs too. These were all the controls to the ship. And yes, they were in the air. This was because the control room was special. It was built with no gravity. Yes, Nozomi was now floating in no gravity. The seats, command stations, and equipment were sort of positioned in the air at positions facing the glass dome at various angles. All of these seats and stations were accessed by floating around to one's position. In effect, there wasn't really a top and a bottom, just a nice dome and equipment sort of placed around the space in 3d. There was a main door on the "floor" to access the main ladder to the briefing room. The emergency hatch Nozomi had just used was another way into this room. As best as she could while floating, she sealed back this emergency airlock ladder so that Alexander could use it too. She didn't notice anything in this room, except the equipment and what was described... The HUD in her visor was clear: there was now breathable atmosphere around her, she didn't need the suit at this point, she was in a livable space. Even though there was no gravity. Spoiler : As a chauvinistic note, I realized that after one week, this thread seems to have averaged close to 200 views per day, is that really just all of us? I suspect we have a few, several, lots, or zounds of lurkers (HoMM reference?), HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!? Make your time.