In the previous pos I got the ship moving, and on the way to work I decided it would be good to make a better background to the game, so I created a very simple StarMap class which loads two textures and creates two rotating sphere with alpha blended textures. This is shown in the following video and I will write a more detailed explanation when I get a chance. I've also got a new model form Turbo Squid until I get a better one.
The star map image is from here and I recommend this site in general especially the cool geometry stuff here. The planets were taken from here