The film tells about the problem of manned space flights. Scientists and specialists of the space industry: chief designer of TsKBEM V.P. Mishin, deputy flight director of NPO Energia L.A. Gorshkov, chief designer of NPO named after Lavochkin V.M. Kovtunenko, cosmonaut A. Laveykin express their opinion on this problems (sync.). The film includes the following filming: cosmonaut A. Laveykin plays the guitar at home, watches TV, the changing of the guard of honor at the Lenin Mausoleum, preparation of the Proton spacecraft for flight, employees of the Flight Control Center in the hall are watching the launch of the space spaceship, spaceship launch, spaceship explosion in the air, spaceship in space, cosmonaut training at the Training Center, launches of Proton and Soyuz spacecraft, Buran spacecraft in the assembly building. The film uses newsreel footage: the work of astronauts in orbit in open space, the landing of the Buran spacecraft.