First build a solar power,because energy is needed for the subsequent production of raw materials. To build it, left click in the menu on "building". Then build the 4th Building from the top. There you have energy, you can begin to build mines. Go back to the menu on the building and build a metal mine, then again a crystal mine. In order to be able to build ships you need to have first built a shipyard. What is needed for that you find in the left menu tech tree. The team wishes you much fun exploring the universe!