Iola Jonson was a spokesman for the Committee for Interaction with Alien Intelligences. On 2654.080 he issued a statement announcing the first contact with the Double Helix. The statement was reprinted in the April, 2654 Comm Relay. Jonson was based in New York, North American States.
The CIAI regularly launches unmanned probes to uncharted jump-spheres; these probes contain our most sophisticated translation and interpretation equipment. Eight days ago, Probe Number H227 reappeared in a Terran jump-point carrying data and artifacts from a species we are currently referring to as the Double Helix.
From the information we have so far been able to interpret from H227's records, the Double Helix are a sentient race possessing space travel, and we are not ruling out the possibility they possess FTL drive technology. Physically, they appear to be carbon-based arthropods which communicate through scents and pheromones. Their name is derived from the double-helix shape of their spacecraft.