Imagine an era when space travel is as routine as today's airline flights. Envisage manned expeditions to other planets - perhaps outside our solar system - in search of extraterrestrial life. Picture people living, working and even vacationing on the moon. Far-fetched? DESTINATION SPACE meets some of the visionaries and risk takers driving the latest developments in space exploration. Space is a dangerous and hostile environment for humans, as attested by American astronaut Michael Foale, who shares his harrowing experiences on the critically damaged Russian Mir space station. Despite the risks, a new era of space exploration is just beginning, following the trail blazed by government space programs and visions of private companies, as well as fuelled by the imagination of scientists and entrepreneurs. This film investigates countless possibilities from bold spacecraft designs, lunar colonies to mining asteroids for water. As we enter the next era of space travel, space is not just for astronauts anymore.