"In a Tokyo of the not-too-distant future a young girl looks up to the stars with melancholy in her heart and hope in her eyes. Thirteen-year-old Asumi Kamogawa's whole life has been tied to those stars; her future may very well be among them. And she isnot alone... Asumi is just one of many young people with ambitions to become a member of the first class admitted to the Tokyo Space School. In this first volume Asumi is put to the test to determine if she has what it takes to get into this elite space academy. Her struggles do not begin in the classroom or at the test site, though. First Asumi has to convince herself and her father that she ultimately belongs amongst the stars."--P.  of cover.