Because clearly, the best thing to do with a freshly-built spacecraft is to crash it into an asteroid.
One would imagine it would take more than 130 years for humanity to embrace the ideals of an organization calling itself the (insert number here) Reich, but the destruction of the planet Earth does funny things to a civilization. In Miner Wars 2081 the Nazi party rises to power once more, thanks mainly to its decision…
The early Miner Wars 2081 alpha I played last year was little more than a spaceship equipped with a mining laser capable of blasting tunnels through massive asteroids. I played with it for hours. Since then the Descent-inspired space sim has grown into something much bigger.