After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...
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.