Schoolboys in a futuristic year talk about the possibilities of a mission to Mars, and such historical events as the first space ship to the moon in 1980, the Christopher Columbus. Hey, you all remember that… right? They pitch in their money to buy an old crate, an old 1989 space rocket, and try to build their own spaceship for the journey to Mars.
The boys don’t have a license to fly, and things could fall apart if the space patrol should catch them. Fortunately one of the boys has a dad who works as a cop, and a few tidbits of intelligence is gleaned to give them a break at their flight. There’s just one matter they didn’t count on, getting caught in a tractor beam and being taken captive on a Martian ship.
Have the boys bitten off more than they could chew? Will they face certain disintegration at the hands of the Martians? The small fries are tossed back into the poool, but now they know something important. Will they be in trouble if they come clean about sneaking away? Will anybody believe their story of a pending Martian invasion? Desperate to be believed, and to save the world, they blast off for space to face the aliens one more time. Will it work?