Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
Let go of your thrusters well before you think you have to, otherwise you're likely to hit something.
Look for patches of shade to let your shield regenerate.
If it looks like you're running low on fuel, head back to your base to refuel.