They said life support was fine, and they didn't mention any major hull breaches. I don't see how everyone else on the ship would just randomly die, particularly the non-combat personnel. Also, if everyone was dead you'd think that would be a significant enough plot point to at least MENTION it. You know, instead of two paragraphs detailing the technical specifications of the ship. It's just not thrilling to read about the force fields that keep the air inside the hangar bay and "keep the vacuum out" ... which isn't even scientific, a vacuum is the absence of air, it's not a physical thing that's climbin' in yo windows try'na snatch yo people up. Sci-fi writers who write a ton of technical jargon bore me, and writers who can't be bothered to learn high school level physical sciences irk me, and so far this person combined both of those - and that was only halfway through the prologue!
Also, Desirée is how you spell that name, Author. Don't use some weird shit that's clearly almost the same as a real name but not quite. Game of Thrones does enough of that shit already.