The movie tells about the remarkable victory of the Sormovo shipbuilders, who created high-speed hydrofoils. River landscapes. Rafting of timber on the river, movement of ships. Moscow city. River Station. Movement of motor ships along the Moscow Canal. The movement of the ship "Raketa". Volga river. Testing the ship "Meteor", among the passengers the designer of the ship - R. Ye. Alekseev. NS Khrushchev talks with R. Ye. Alekseev. Movement of the "Lightning" motor boat. The city of Gorky. Plant "Krasnoe Sormovo". Construction of the Sputnik spacecraft. R. E. Alekseev at work in the design bureau. Chronicle footage. Steamer movement. [Barge haulers] at work.