Give the station a little bus stop.
A little shuttle, designed after earth buses, shows up every now and then. It sits for 30 seconds, then leaves and takes 30 seconds to get to its next stop. Remember to buckle in, idiot.
The bus would follow a loop of areas to visit, not unlike an actual bus. Because it IS a bus. Wow!
Each stop it goes to is a z-level, and contains something in it. A radio station, a burger joint, a spacetown, anything. Somewhere on the loop is a bus repair station, to fix up the bus once it gets there, if it is damaged or destroyed.
Maybe the bus stops in the loop would be randomized each round. (Like the normal space levels right? Or am I wrong)
These z-levels would be there in addition to the normal space z-levels we already have, so that hard-to-find things don't suddenly have a bus to take you there.
Everyone pitch in ideas for new areas! This would also be an excuse to use some SNPCs, as people working at stores or living in towns. Maybe have space cops at the space towns to apprehend people beating up the SNPCs.
Now I'm not actually sure how space z-levels are mapped out (someone tell me), so if this wouldn't fit in then just say so and we can brainstorm a way for it to work.
David Bellic the Scientist (usually)
Guy Fieri the Cook (not anymore)