Life pods are used to move your colonists, crew, troops and high guard rangers
between planets. The personnel can be frozen to reduce pod mass.
Life pods can also be used to transport enemy prisoners from planet to planet.
Sometimes after a battle you will find a few life pods floating around with
personal who were lucky enough to escape their ships before they exploded. You
can have the personnel in the pod transferred to your ship if the pod has your
people in it.
If you capture an enemy life pod you can command the pod to drop into one of
your bases, making them your new prisoners. You will need to tow or carry the
life pod to the desired prison planet before ordering the pod to dock with your