Steve decides to also perform the Secondary Ability for this Strategic Card. He must spend 1 Command Counter from his Strategy Allocation area. He then exhausts 1 planet to produce 3 resources. This is enough to produce a Carrier in his Home System.
Everyone has completed their actions related to the "Imperial" Strategy Card, Melissa turns it over making it "inactive".
Nicholas has already "passed", so he is skipped. Normal player rotation comes into play when a Strategy Card is completed, resuming in the previous order. Melissa just completed the Strategy Card and normally Nicholas is next but since he "passed", Steve is next to play. So he continues playing.