As World War II ends, a race begins – between the Soviets and Americans, to snap up the secret plans to Hitler’s wonder weapon, the V-2 Rocket. Its brilliant mastermind, Wernher von Braun, is the key to military supremacy, but also to the ultimate frontier – space exploration. The Americans win von Braun, but are reluctant to trust a former Nazi. So Russian rocket scientist Sergei Korolev seizes the opening to propel the Soviet Union to the fore. In a string of humiliations, he is the first to unleash an ICBM, a satellite, a dog, and a man in orbit. At last, the U.S. rises to the challenge and sets its sights on the Moon. NASA puts plans in play for von Braun’s most massive rocket yet. Until, that is, a humble unknown named Tom Kelly steps in with a radical idea – a small, strange looking contraption: A Lunar Lander, born out of good old American know-how.