Humanity and the Stars
Humanity has been a space faring race for so many generations that our home is no longer known to us. Since faster than light hyperspace drives were discovered, humanity has been jumping out further and further into the great unknown. Great hyperspace routes have been charted and explored allowing for humanity to spread like a virus to the vastness of space.
Humanity continues to jump into the wild unknown past the borders of charted space, risking their lives to make the next big discovery. Whether independent enterprise, government backed or corporate funded, the great exploratory nature of mankind is alive and strong.
While a multitude of life forms have been found and cataloged in the great many years of exploration, no life form with comparable intelligence has been found.