That you just post your actions, unless you need input from someone else first, in which case it'd be a good idea to ask. There's no real reason to post initiative order, since that can potentially slow the game down with people waiting on other people if they have time to post.
While it's true that there is a panel behind us, we can't take it for granted; there may be overriding controls in the operations room.
In addition, the operations room may have other controls we may need to get at either now or later... the hangar doors/barrier (between 'inside' and 'outside' space) for one thing, whether it's closing them to prevent the shuttle from simply leaving and going to a different hangar, or opening them for our escape.
Finally, the operations room would provide a fair bit of cover, and I wouldn't think they'd risk blasting the controls with the sled's cannon.
For the same reason, that's why I want to get into the operations room as well, so a trooper doesn't get the idea to blast the controls after sealing off the hangar bay and trapping us. Karra has claws, so she could easily drop her gun after going in to avoid shooting the controls as well.
First, let me say this has turned out to be a really great DMing experience for me! Thanks for contributing to that! I really appreciate your time and energy invested in this story!
Second, my wife has contracted "shingles". It's like an localized form of the chicken pox. It's decided to locate itself around her right eye. Needless to say this is quite painful for her. This means, in addition to my work schedule, I'm also filling in at home, which is a super busy place as well. I may have to drop down to 1 post a week for then next two weeks. We'll see... I'll keep you up-to-date.
Third, I'm not sure if I mentionedit elsewhere, but my wife and I are expecting our 6th child in early-mid January. Without a doubt, this means that I will be putting this game on hold come the new year, at least until after Easter.
My question is this: When/if you finish this chapter of the story (which will likely take us until the end of October), would you like to get into the next chapter, even though we won't be getting very far into the storyline (I doubt we'll even finish the first scene), or should we "call it a good day" after this chapter and start fresh in April/May? My gut feeling is the latter (start fresh), but I'm interested in your input.