This is better than I could ever have asked for. Thank you. We'll do our best to live up to her.
Oh, and she has
The airlock is indeed an important story point, and I thank you for getting out ahead of that - this makes that sequence easier to visualize, as well.
On the subject of the registry and emblems, we should probably look at aviation and naval references - not so much at the way these things are placed and illuminated in Star Trek
. For that matter, there are alternative approaches even in science fiction - do Star Wars
ships even have markings? I'm personally fond of the colors and look of the markings on the Venture Star in Avatar