I am going to presume that you spawned in your faction's HQ. Doing so will help you get closer to your factions activies. You should talk to your faction, and let them know where you are so they can send someone to pick you up, or assign you a ship.
The game is player run, so there is little NPC interaction of note - everything is pretty much run andorganised by the players.
as Ellias says, you wont find much to do wandering on foot on the planet except talk to npcs or maybe go into a shop and buy things; otherwise the player interactivity is mainly by darkness messaging ( DM ). The factions you're in can assign you a ship or vehicle for you to start your career and travel easier.