On the second mission based on the first i assumed food, water, and power would be important initially. How silly of me. I used all my resources to build these and hook them up, only to learn I only had 2 water (it was the only water location i could see at all) and I still couldn't produce food (it takes 3), and control center produced power anyway. I now didn't have enough components to build a metal collector and a components creator so i needed to pay exponentially high fees to finally get them both up and running. Throughout this time i was producing no food or oxygen, and just as I got my collector running my last person left from lack of one or the other. I was forced to buy new people and try to quickly get them to finish the last piping on a water producing station i built in a new location that would actually be enough to produce anything. Instead my people wandered around collecting crystals until I assigned them to building them, they left, i bought new people, assigned them duties and i could finally produce oxygen and food.