Build a Ship
If going about wrangling space pirates and associating with aliens seems like your thing, build your own spaceship! You can use the how to articles on this website to assist with that. Once you have built it, head over to thoriumsim.com to get the system to operate your ship.
Another good resource, if you are into space larping, is to checkout BridgeSim.net. They are a whole community dedicated to building space simulators and running space larps.