After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon.
Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the United States be the first to put a man on the moon. They build their rocket and successfully leave the Earth's gravitational pull and make the landing as scheduled. Barnes has consumed too much fuel during the landing, leaving them short for the return voyage to Earth. 2 X 1600FT REELS IN PLASTIC CANS.