Exactly our thoughts, too. We'll be attaching the bottom panel to the outside of the bottom 2x4's giving us space to run the lighting electrical. We've ordered the mini-lights we'll be using on the console, and hopefully will be ready next weekend to install them when they arrive.
We intend to run the power cords underneath the astrogator, underneath the captain's platform to one of several outlets on the set.
We also ordered materials for some of our props last night, and a tarp to hang across the front of the building to protect it from weather. We also have to eventually block the two full length windows with hardyboard, but we're going to wait until we finish framing the platform.
All in all, we're HOPING six weeks to construct, but I think nine to twelve is more realistic in terms of how long it will take.