The space combat prototype has been released last sunday, and has been a half-success, half-failure. Despite the delays, the frequent crashes and the server disconnections, a few people were able to play and have fun with the prototype. If you are curious to see how it looked/played, head over the Screens and videos thread on the Testing forum.
A new major version ( with more in-game content ), along with a few surprises, are going to be released next sunday ( 14th May 2006 ) in the evening around 7 PM GMT. This next version should be a lot more stable than the previous ones, so if you didn't get to play yet, this is your chance.