Launch follows a path of
discovery from the ocean, through swamps, across fields, down empty roads,
and into a network of strange buildings. Gradually we recognize the structure
of a deserted space complex. A swelling hurricane has left the landscape
depopulated. Only some lonely
glittering emergency space blankets blow through an empty launch pad.
As the storm rages, scrambled radio messages
foretell an urgent action. Finally, the storm subsides and calm is briefly
restored. Erupting through the eye of the storm, a rocket escapes, carrying
the last humans off the planet.