Some of the greatest science fiction movies ever made more or less answer the question.
The Forbidden Planet (1956)
There is the goofy movie The Wizard of Mars (1965), sort of a low budget mix of The Wizard of Oz (1939) and The Forbidden Planet (1956), in which astronauts find relics of an extinct alien civilization.
And of course how could I have ...
The basic premise of the movie includes that everyone is hooked up to a central system, to which everything that people see is backed up. This permits authorised users (such as the police) to review the last moments of someone's life, thus allowing them to identify a murderer for example.
This appears to be achieved through some kind of implant. The ...
Thirty years into the journey, an asteroid collision damages the ship and causes its computer to awaken one passenger, mechanical engineer Jim Preston, 90 years too early.
Soon after, another pod failure awakens Gus Mancuso, Chief Deck Officer.
Something like "retrograde thrust".
You pretty much nailed it there.
It's usually applied to orbital manoeuvres since we currently don't venture out much further than Earth/Lunar orbit
A retrograde orientation is one that has the ship facing in the opposite direction from its direction of travel in its orbit.
A retrograde burn is one in that ...