Meanwhile, the U.S. government has already secretly begun testing ways to stop the asteroid.
Will they find a solution before it's too late? How far will people be willing to go?
Check out the trailer for a preview of the new summer series, which stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, and Ian Anthony Dale:
Watch the series premiere of Salvation on Wednesday, July 12 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.