Each time you start, two (2) Life support chips spawn in random places in the game. (Yeah, I frequently find one in Eden just because there are less items that are like it in that location ).
If you're playing on Medium or High difficulty, you receive a bonus for perfect completion of the space level (where you dodge missiles with your Escape Pad). If you take no hits, you get a bonus specific to your race. When Human, you receive a nice Enviro-Armor. You can break it up to get a Life support chip out of it. Also, a Power Armor will remain, so you get 2 helpful items from the start ;p.