Melissa has no more Command Counters to use and both her Strategy Cards are inactive.
Play resumes with Steve since he hasn't yet passed.
Steve decides to use his new Command Counter and activate his Home System to produce a Carrier.
He exhausts the planets "New Albion" and "Tequ'Ran".
Since both Melissa and Nicholas have "passed", play continues again with Steve.
All players have finished with their Action Phase, game play proceeds to the Status Phase.