Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).
GV. Kremlin, Moscow, at dusk. GV. Street in Moscow. LV. Line of people looking through small type of telescopes - watching the skies. GV. Satellite moving across sky. SCU. Soviet Party Leader Nikita Khruschev seated at table, drinking. GV. Russian observatory. CU. Scientist looking through telescope in observatory. GV. Moon at night, & CU. CU. Pan, surface of moon showing craters. GV. Exterior of home of Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, now a Museum. SV. Tsiolkovsky seated at table looking over scientific books. CU. Original drawings made by Tsiolkovsky. SV. Tsiolkovsky sketching. AS. Model of airship hanging from ceiling. SV. Tsiolkovsky in workroom working on model. AS. Models of rockets. CU. Original drawings by Tsiolkovsky.
CU. Putting harness over Russian space dog which is to be put into rocket. CU. Girl attendant. Dog is to go up in Sputnik II, several other dogs have already being rocketed. SV. Dog in canister and attendant fixing plastic shield over dog's head. SV. Attendants picking up section containing pair of dogs and carrying it away. SV. Sectional part of rocket with dogs in containers. GV. Rocket being fired. CU. Rocket taking off. GV. Rocket soars towards sky. CU. Shot of dogs inside rocket. SV. Man at telescope. CU. Man looking through telescope. SV. Radio operator receiving signals. SV. Parachute on ground. GV. Parachute on ground with canister attached. Van drives alongside. SV. Two men and woman get out of van and retrieve one of the dogs. CU. Taking off plastic cover from container and showing dog. SV. Dog gets out of container and jumps around.