How long did it take you?
by the way. What do I have to do to get another ship? Still flying around with my Custom Miranda, the USS Atlantis.
You can get to DS9 now then if you want! just navigate to all the adjoining sectors until you get to it.... the badlands is there too in all it's glory!
To get another ship, you need to reach level 11 and have spent over 6000 skill points on your ship!