A film about an air expedition to Antarctica on IL-18, AN-10 aircraft. Moscow city. Airport "Vnukovo". Takeoff. Aircraft IL-18, AN-10 in the air. Aircraft crew members in the cockpits. Polar pilots B. Osipov, P. G. Rogov, A. Polyakov, navigators M. Dolmatov, V. Stezhkin. Expedition members in the aircraft cabin. Among them: the head of the polar aviation Shevelev, the head of the Glavsevmorput A. A. Afanasyev, correspondents of newspapers, radio, newsreels. Australia. City of Darwin. Refueling aircraft at the airport. City of Sydney. Streets, buildings. Monument to R. Cook. Members of the expedition, accompanied by Professor F. Lowe, visiting the city. New Zealand. Christchurch city. Airfield, airport building. Expedition members talk with Maori children. Pines, birch in the park. Marine, ocean landscapes. Monument to R. Scott. Antarctica. Research Base USA, McMurdo. Landing of Soviet aircraft. Aircraft of the USSR, USA at the airport. Meeting of members of the expedition with American scientists. Settlement Mirny. Radio antenna. Landscapes. Penguins. Meeting of the members of the expedition. Meeting. Aircraft at the airport.