At a sendoff party at the McCauley home, Professor Summers, who helped develop the fuel, calls up the crew and their wives. McCauley and Mary, young Lt. Johnny Baker and his fiancée Ellen, and Major Harvey Sparkman and wife Patsy. Ellen refuse to come up, but the others go to the piano. Summers insists on having Ellen join them even though she isn’t Johnny’s wife yet. He then gives each astronaut a framed photo of their best girls ..Read the full recap
Narrator: The story you're about to see has not happened. yet. These are scenes from that story that will happen when men such as these travel into space and must surround themselves with an artificial atmosphere similar to that on Earth. If this fails to function, death would be inevitable. In the story you are about to see, these men on an expedition to the Moon are brought to the very edge of eternity by just such a failure while their families await their return.
Westlake: Retro-rockets fired right on the button. It's a perfect rendezvous.
Maj. Gordon Briggs: Trust McCauley to get back. Dead or alive.
McCauley: I suppose that's something the wife of every spaceman has to get used to, is being away so much. it must get awfully dull for you.
Mary McCauley: Oh, it's many things, but it's never dull.