Inside a spaceship at Jiuquan Launch Facility, three men sit on top of 500 tons of explosive liquid rocket fuel. A controlled explosion will blast them three hundred kilometers into space, and into the record books. This is China’s next great leap into space. It is bolstered by visions of long-distance manned missions to Mars, the moon, and asteroids, to dominate the next century's space race. This film documents the preparation and launching of China's Shenzhou 7 spaceship. It takes the audience the highly exclusive Jiuquan space center, offering the audience a rare window into the Chinese space technology as well as daily life of Chinese astronauts.
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