So when the hell are they going to discover one of those Mass Relays I've been hearing so much about?
You may have heard of the Kepler Space Telescope, a $600 million dollar piece of equipment designed, as most telescopes are, to see things that are very far away. Through that telescope NASA has disovered 715 new exoplanets, essentially doubling the number of known planets. This is a big deal.
Why is it a big deal? Well, because many of these planets exist in the 'Goldilocks Zone' — they area from a star most conducive to facilitating life. There are now hundreds of known planets within this Goldilocks Zone. The odds of us finding life on other planets, and essentially becoming part of a massive Galactic Federation, and living the life of an elite space soldier just chilling on the Citadel, just skyrocketed.
And, when you think about it, that really is the goal here, isn't it.