Again, your mileage may vary. I'll tell you what though, I booby trap areas as often as I can to prevent exactly that from happening. Ultimately, it's a race against time. I really don't believe that hijacking the shuttle should be changed. It's difficult and fun. The tools exist to stop it. Don't make the emag change it to go to syndicate space - it's unnecessary, in my opinion. At its core, it pits one antag against the others. It's a good check on the players as well. With the ability to weaponize anything in the game, there's plenty of ways to stop others. I would be in favor of a pacifist option.