The Character, Sheena MacLeod, is 9 years old. She had an accident when she was 3 and part of her brain was replaced by implants to save her. She was pretty emotionless afterward but learned to show them again in those 6 years. Thanks to some chip she can interface machines with her mind. She went to an academy to learn to .. well, 'drive' mechas and fly space fighters, was able to get a lot of knowledge from the school's cyberspace network and learned to hack~
That's how she got a star ship at her age and became a captain. Hehe. She built it for free, so to say.
In this image she went to the Hangar & Cargo Bay to meet a close and special friend she met back at the school ^^