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...Read the full recap
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.