From the introduction:
Faster Than Light 2448 is a role playing game of planetary exploration and adventure in the not so far future.
You will become a human or alien in a time of exploration and corporate expansion. Fortunes can be made and lost by the seldom considered individual. You will travel to worlds of wealth or poverty, work hells or worlds built on ideals. Aliens and robots will be your friends as you travel the frontiers of settled space.
In FTL you will find no Galactic Empires of Star Kings, Dreadnaughts, Battle Cruisers, or planet destroying Galactic Rangers. You will find real people interacting with alien cultures under the watchful eyes of a police agency dedicated to fairness and peace.
Welcome to 2448.