A resource cheat for MP Survival (depends on the world though, as I know the Platform worlds spawn you au naturel), this only works for connecting players, not the host. Once you spawn, go park your spawn ship somewhere useful. If you have gathered items, pop them into a cargo storage bay, then access your ship’s cockpit, press Y to turn everything off, and then disconnect. Reconnect and you spawn in a brand new ship.
Aside from that, @InsanityFlea, I had an idea to build a large ship that is essentially a floating mining platform. It would have a large multi-tier funnel effort, possibly with a gravity generator (or more) at its highest points, with all the control components below the platform. That way you could simply fly the platform “underneath” (term being relative) an asteroid and mine it from below and catch all the lovely ore in the funnel.
Actually, it may be a better option to build a ship with drills - the ore gets stored inside the drills.