i discovered there is a foundry mission where you can practice jumping for the IGE. i can make every jump in there, but still choke on the actual mission and end up plasma diving. apparently, i am not the only one with this problem.
i discovered all kinds of things inside my ship like an engineer that can do all kinds of things, which i have yet to explore. stumbled across this upgrading the reman set.
Yesterday I discovered my Alien Captain's feet still go through the floor when he sits down at his Captain's Chair.
I also discovered that I could stay onboard the interior of my Fleet Mate's Freighter while they had beamed out to do something. Very handy, especially all those cheaply priced commodities and the Bartender/Chef Doff missions!