The authors of the film raise the question of the possibility of a manned flight to Mars, talk about international space projects, about the ways of Soviet cosmonautics to advance towards this goal. Views of one of the cities in the United States: high-rise buildings, cars on the roads, a monument to General Houston in the park (1 hour). The film uses newsreel footage: S.P. Korolev writing at the table, S.P. Korolev in the conference room, astronauts of the backup Apollo crew Alan Bean, Ronald Evans, Jack Lausma, a spaceship descends on a sandy surface, a view of one of the space centers of the United States (Ich.), astronauts aboard the spacecraft, Soviet-American space project Soyuz-Apollo (spacecraft commander A.A. Leonov at the negotiating table with US astronauts, spacecraft takeoff, scientists are watching monitors in the control room, cameramen work , journalists) -Ich., Indians perform a ritual dance in front of tourists (IIh.), the Energia launch vehicle stands on the site (IIh.).