I know that the idea seems a little far out there, but consdiring this game is in beta, it could happen. This is just a suggstion or an idea, but i think it would be really awsome to be able to fly around an explore in a free-range environment. That would make the game 200% better and fun to play. You could even give massive MMO space games like EVE Online a run for their money. However, as this game is a rare gem among them all, i will keep playing no matter the outcome.
P.S: If this topic is not in the right place, tell me, i will move it.