Quests are random occurrences that can range from escorts, deliveries to chasing pirates and repairing stasis pods. Quests usually pay better than normal battles and require you to jump to a new location.
Damaged Stasis Pod
This quest requires a certain degree of luck to complete. Upon finding a damaged stasis pod, it is fitted as an augment that can be sold for 15 scrap or repaired (Adds a unique crew member) when you are offered to be studied by some scientists (Choose the option to let them examine the pod). This is a rewarding quest as you get a crew mate with an ability (Lock-down- blocks access to a room) and a new cruiser is unlocked.
There are three distinct steps involved with the quest. 1. Pick up the stasis pod in Zoltan Galaxy. 2. Find researchers to fix the pod (gain extra crew member) (Zoltan Galaxy (and possibly others)) 3. Find New crew member homeworld on a Rock Homeworld
This will open up a new Galaxy and a new ship (Crystal Cruiser).