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Men into Space: Tankers in Space

McCauley recruits two brothers to handle the precision flying necessary to do inflight refueling in space.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x14
Airdate: Wednesday January 06th, 1960

Director: Alvin Ganzer
Writer: Arthur Weiss

Guest Stars
James DruryJames Drury
As Maj. Nick Alborg
Murray HamiltonMurray Hamilton
As Lt. Col. Bill Alborg
Phillip TerryPhillip Terry
As Col. Stoner
Robert BrubakerRobert Brubaker
As Gen. Warren
Mary NewtonMary Newton
As Mrs. Alborg
Helen MoweryHelen Mowery
As Dorothy Alborg
Jenifer LeaJenifer Lea
As Helen
Jack EmrekJack Emrek
As Operations Chief
Main Cast
William LundiganWilliam Lundigan
As Col. Edward McCauley


McCauley has recruited two brothers, Major Nick Alborg, and Lt. Colonel Bill Alborg, who have demonstrated the ability to work together as if they had one mind. He needs them for the first refueling operation in space, and goes to their home to meet with them. They introduce him to their mother, Bill’s wife Dorothy, and Nick’s fiancée Helen. Mrs. Alborg is satisfied with her sons but admits she’ll be happy to have them at home when they stop flying. She invites McCauley to join them for dinner and he promises to come back for another dinner after the test. Well aware of the danger, Mrs. Alborg hesitates and then tells her sons to get moving. Once they leave with their women, McCauley notes that they make a fine team together. Mrs. Alborg asks if he has a family and he assures her that he understands what she’s going through...

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Narrator: The story you are about to see has not happened. Yet. These are scenes from that story that will happen, for it is the story of the first attempt to refuel a rocket in outer space. A story that men such as these will one day experience, as Mankind reaches for the stars.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChesley Bonestell
Executive ProducerIvan Tors  |  Maurice Ziv
ProducerLewis J. Rachmil
Associate ProducerMel Epstein
Music EditorMilton Lustig
Set DecoratorBruce MacDonald
Production CoordinatorHarry R. Sherman
Director of PhotographyWilliam P. Whitley
Story EditorRobert Warnes Leach
Art DirectorRobert Kinoshita
Production ManagementJoe Wonder
Sound EditorChuck Overhulser
Special EffectsThol Simonson  |  Peter Foy
Main Title ThemeDavid Rose (1)
Film EditorJohn F. Schreyer
WardrobeMichael Tierney
Technical AdvisorLt. Col. Frank P. Ball  |  Maxwell Smith (2)
Makeup ArtistJohn Sylvester
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Special Photographic EffectsJack Rabin  |  Louis Dewitt  |  Irving Block
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