The final frontier.
The final dream of mankind.
Mere days ago, the Soviets were the first to send a man up there. Now, the Americans are desperately racing to catch up. Rockets are being tested, the capsule is undergoing rapid developments and every single astronaut is training for that one, ultimate goal.
To reach the inky blackness of space. To see the earth like no free man has seen it before. To reach for the stars and, briefly, be closer to them than anyone else.
You are one of those men. You've put yourself through the most rigorous training, gone beyond your limits over and over again, to reach that single goal.
To reach outer space.
And to beat the other candidates, of course.
You are one of 17 candidates to be the first American in space.
Amongst you are 11 bona-fide regular Joes, whose only wish is to be the first to ride that rocket into the starry sky.
Their task will be made very difficult, though, because the Soviets have managed to plant a staggering 4 infiltrators into the program. They will use underhanded tactics to have all the others disqualified (or worse). Should they succeed, the US space program would certainly be doomed.
However, the CIA has become aware of this and has sent two of their own agents to counter the Soviets. Unaware of the identities of the Soviets, they will have to operate under cover to try and ferret out the traitors.