Quick Question

You will both launch and land under manual control, rather than just starting the mission in space after the launch.

Afterall, it wouldn't be WC without the classic launching and landing experience. :)
Great News!

I so hate it when you got your halfway wrecked ship back to your carrier and want to pull off your stylish landing and a few meters before the landing you get a stupid movie/sequence thing like in Prophecy...

I'm glad to hear that you guys are doing it the right way. ;-)