Materials have been assembled for the Mars rocket, and construction is about to begin. Abner wants to get busy, and start work on it. Why does he need to wait for Professor Sloane anyway? The professor arrives for the momentous beginnings of the project. Everything must be just right, and done scientifically.
Where do you put the wheels on a rocket? Abner listens as Professor Sloane tells about his time in college… where ever that was. , And his favorite professor… what was his name any way? Just what was that highly interesting experiment he learned there?
Abner is amused at the story, but confused over what it all has to do with putting wheels on the rocket ship. Scientific facts about the red planet are shared, progress is made, but all Abner wants to know is where do the wheels go?