Spaceships in RPGs can be characters themselves.
The choices of words to describe that space ship are evocative and you know how to roleplay its use, either as a character itself or a prop to be used in a lot of systems. But when it comes my turn...
And I wish I were able to describe things like that. All my descriptions tend to be traditional.
So if you are ever for lack of ideas, "100 Spaceship Traits" is a great way to add color and flavor to your spaceships.
All one hundred are listed on a single page. Roll three times and work the chosen words (or phrases) into your ship's Advantages/Gifts/Edges, Disadvantages/Faults, description, back history, or even game mechanics (Stealth Mode: list rating here).
All one-hundred words and phrases are then described on the following pages. Most are purely space-opera (Boudoir, Cranky Spin Drive) so if you want more hard-SF you'll have to look elsewhere.
If you play Fudge or FATE especially, these words and phrases are instantly tag-able (sure you can have a finned rocket in Spirit of the Century that has Unreliable FTL on your way to Mongo).