is labeled as a travel informnation tutorial Npc. yet when I talk to him there is no text displayed where NPCs usually speak. There are still buttons for me to click to respond but there is no text there either... Not a big issue except I'm trying to figure out how to get off my starting planet.
Probably better to read through the Guide, linked at the top - that should explain better how to get off a planet. Might want to join a faction and contact them to come pick you up though.
As for the NPC, there are a few of those. You will probably need to make a bug report for that. On the sidebar to the right, at the bottom is a link to the Bug Base. GO there, and make a new report with the information here. It will be dealt with as and when they can.