Major Daniels watched the icon that represented Estelle's fighter, waiting it to move to the minimum safe distance. Hearing both her comment over the comm and seeing that the Falcon was now well out of danger, he turned his attention to the railgun's status.
Fire Status: Ready
"Firing central railgun." He stated, triggering the railgun's release. With a quiet thrum the crystal was hurled down the device's length, clearing the end of the ship on its course towards the nanite blob. It had been fired at a drastically reduced speed, roughly twenty percent of its maximum velocity, but it still moved at a decent clip towards the target, impacting after a few moments and driving itself into the mass' center. William studied his display carefully to ensure that the demolition went as ordered, though truthfully, he already knew it would. Impact was successful, all that was left was...
Right on cue, the fired round exploded within the nanite blob. It wasn't a fantastic spectacle, not in space. It simply did what it was supposed to do, and in this case, that was properly destroy and dispose of a significant quantity of dangerous nanites. Seeing as the railgun's rounds were designed for anti-ship combat, the explosive round didn't leave much intact.
"Shot fired. Nanite mass destroyed. Recommend a brief sensor scan to ensure that nothing is left, but the threat has been neutralized." He added the last bit over the comm channel, letting it hang there in case one of the fighters outside decided to act on it. Sighing to himself, he set about bringing the weapon systems back down from combat status. The process wasn't long, in fact it took only a few keystrokes, but he performed it as diligently as he did any other task.
The man stood, stepping away from his station. Now that the ship was no longer on alert, he didn't need to remain there. Perhaps he'd go see about finishing his coffee.