OK. It looks like Fate Accellerated Edition is the ruleset I'll be using. I have a few friends from around the continent who are interested in playing, starting in late February or early March.
I prefer Wed or Thu evenings myself.
I've worked out the broad strokes for the first few sessions for character development (1-on-1 with me) and party/character development (as a group, where everyone develops an aspect with at least one other character).
The aliens the PCs will encounter are the Tetras. This very rough sketch leaves out a lot, but it's a start. When you think about your character it should be in terms of a regular day to day life - could be a very exciting life! - that does not include aliens showing up.
This is a bad sketch of some interesting bits about Tetra gross anatomy.