Scrap is the currency commonly used to purchase items from the shops. Scrap can be obtained from a variety of events and in varying amounts. Typically, choices colored blue grant more scrap and rewards. When in combat, there are two ways to obtain scrap: by destroying a ship or eliminating the crew of a ship. Eliminating the crew will grant more scrap because the ship does not get destroyed. As the player progresses through the game, scrap rewards will increase. For instance, in sector one you may get 14 scrap for destroying a ship. In someplace like sector seven, you will get over 50 scrap for a reward. This allows you to purchase stronger equipment and/or crew members.
Ten percent more scrap is gained when the Scrap Recovery Arm augmentation is installed on the ship.