The M-1 Exploration Pod was originally manufactured as a military scout vehicle, but after the second Galactic War, it was converted into a science vessel. It has 2 crew members, a pilot and a junior Science Officer (or higher ranking Science officers in some cases), and is assisted by another person on the ship that the Pod is launched from. The ship has an advanced sensor package, an advanced computer system (accessed by the Science Officer in the back of the ship) and several maneuvering thrusters. To avoid disturbing the area, the ship rarely uses its engines. Exploration Pods are commonly used for exploring spacial anomalies such as wormholes.
A keyboard is built into a wall, and visual output is provided by a holographic projector in the ceiling.
From left to right: The pilot, Junior Science Officer, Ground Control person, random member of the maintenance crew.
Design Notes: I built this entirely from the Atlantis Exploration HQ set.