Over a very long period of time, Homo sapiens had ravaged the Earth. Large areas of the planet were dramatically altered and ruined by the devastating effects of climate change. Global warming and toxic pollution created environments that were deadly to the life-forms of the world. War, famine, and disease had decimated life on our planet. Earth had become a vast wasteland. The widespread desolation caused by humankind led to the eradication of a multitude of species. Humanity was on the brink of destruction. The world was dying. Time was running out for the inhabitants of planet Earth. The only hope left for the continuation of the human species is to send a remnant of humanity to a planet on another star system to start over. A group of thirteen nations unites together to build a highly advanced spacecraft and fly select persons from each country to Mulanar, an exoplanet located 10.4 light-years away from Earth. For the passengers and crew of the starship Endurance, the long and arduous flight across interstellar space to a strange new world is a harrowing journey into the unknown.