Little late to this, but definitely need to make this happen. Flying from either of the Fed Stations to parts unknown in a shuttle, with only two weapons slots, potentially getting jacked into a DSE will truly suck.
We *need* to be able to fly our main ship to whatever location, then disembark from the ship in our shuttle.
PLEASE.. make this so, ASAP...
Agreed. What good are our shuttle bays, otherwise.
Maybe give us a little debarkation cutscene, too, where we are shown flying out of our ship's shuttle bay.
Or maybe let us start out in a shuttle hangar and we fly out and can see our ship waiting for us. That would be ace. Then when we are done, we could either just click the button to finish the mission or fly back to our ship and land in the shuttle bay to end the mission. That would be SO great.