I don't mean to sound rude, but it's called the Science Odyssey for a reason bro XD. Add in the sci captain's natural abilities, you have a mean boat there. And you should never die if you do it right.
A Science Captain in a Science Odyssey (if built properly) is the ultimate tank.
Your one drawback to this awesome ship is that fact that your damage is low unless you can sustain it overtime. A technique that I have used is to go after the big ships and leave the small potatoes to the escorts. Because you CAN out tank a tactical cube in this ship.
Admiral Saren Helev
Misdirection is the key to survival, never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength, if knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be unconquerable.