Contains spoilers:

  • First take the spacesuits found in the first space station (locker).
  • In the bar or casino, reduce wage to 9 or 8.
  • Land only on friendly planets and focus on collecting minerals
  • Try to save fuel
  • Buy improved landing gear and a good pilot (to save money on repairs)
  • Flying passengers from station to station is very lucrative
  • Buy improved mining robots and use them on nearby friendly planets
  • Get haggler skill to get better prices at shops