Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus? Written by
Did You Know?
Keep your eye on the clock that records the elapsed time following blast off, you'll note that it goes 2:58, 2:59, and then 2:60 instead of 3:00. See more
Dr. Marion Turner
Katie, this isn't a hayride. We're here for a serious purpose!
Lt. Katie Carlson
What could be more serious than a hayride?
Edited from Gorath