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The working title of this film was Missile into Space. As the film opens, an onscreen narrator warns of the dangers inherent in sending satellites into space. The narrator then intermittently relates the story in a semi-documentary style, which is augmented by newsreel clips. Portions of the film were shot in Los Angeles, including Wilshire Blvd. and the interior and exterior of Union Station. Although the Variety review lists the scientist's name as "Charles Palmer," in the film, his name is spelled "Pommer." Modern sources add Joseph Becker, Hank Mann, Robert Bice, Nesdon Booth, Lane Chandler, Judd Holdren and Helen Jay to the cast.