holding-of-hands-approach: If you go up to the second level of the flightdeck in earthdock, there's a door. enter if and you'll be greeted with the ship-vendors. and all around the walls will be consoles with holograms of ships. use those consoles to get all the information about all the ships in the game.
Once even one person has seen something in an MMO, it doesn't take long before the rest of the community finds out about it too. so even without the above mentioned way of finding things out... once the first Admiral got into his new shiny tier 5 ship.. it wasn't long till the rest of the community knew their stats.
Originally Posted by Pasquatic
You only need to have level 9 in the appropriate skill to teach those skills to your bridge officers, and you can have level 9 in any space skill no matter which profession you are (Engineer, Tactical or Science).
There is enough controversy on the subject that I'm not gonna take your word for this, especially since you just quadruple-posted.
use the EDIT function next time and people might take you seriously.