well, had my first game last night, and it went well. Got a very late start due to character creation, so a lot of the fears I had about the shuttle were unfounded, as we only ran through about half the events and things flowed pretty naturally I think.
We have a decently balanced party, all Human which makes play a little simpler for me. One trader (pilot type), one Ranger, and one White collar worker (computer tech-Mr. fixit) so a fair balance. we didn't finish the shuttle part of the adventure, but I think I have their interest piqued.
The ranger was quick to intercede in "war without end" and knocked the centauri unconscious before the narn could even land a blow, very funny.