Starters Tips: Teach me how to go FTL.

Hey folks, I bought this game after reading the Polygon review (I'm a massive sci-fi nerd) partly because its playable on a Macbook too.

I'm not very good at it though, I keep getting blown up, fires everywhere, hull breaches.

I suck.

How do you play the game, what upgrades do you purchase and most of all - tell me about your crew!