Radio contact to an experimental rocket jet is spotty, then cuts out altogether. Generals are up in arms over the delays to their project deadline, but a crash could change matters. Much depends on whether Colonel Bradbury survives or not. As surgeons do their work, there is much speculation on what the important experiment is all about.
Is it actually possible for science to advance enough to put a man on the moon in the years after 2000? Bradbury is instrumental in the success of the project. Coming out of surgery, the groggy pilot hints at something even more important than going to the moon. With nations in a race for outer space, the experiment needs to be bumped up. Can a replacement for Bradbury be found in time? Is there hope that he’ll recover in time to make the mission?
When Bradbury finally comes to his senses, he has a vital message to relay. Nothing will stop the generals and top men from proceeding with the experiment, not even the message Bradbury has been given to warn about disaster. Does he have trusted information, or will Bradbury be brushed aside as a wacko? Why should the moon launch be stopped?