The film is set in the near future, on August 22, 1970. A man sleeps in the New Mexico desert. He the pilot of the upcoming first flight to the Moon, and the rocket which will transport him there is waiting nearby. The narrator informs us that the man is called Jedediah Prentiss. He was born in 1938, graduated from college in 1959, and became a licensed rocket pilot in 1965. The narrator claims that this an insignificant name, and that nobody has ever heard of Ptentiss. Prentiss dreams and his identity changes through the dream. In 900 BC, he is Icarus. His father (an unnamed Daedalus) wakes him up and prepares him for a flight over the Aegean Sea, by use of wax wings. In 1783, he is one of the Montgolfier brothers in France. He and and his brothers prepare for their first flight with a hot air balloon over the Atlantic Ocean. In 1903, he is one of the Wright brothers. He and his brother prepare for their first flight with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Back in 1970, ...
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Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948) were American inventors and aviation pioneers. They are credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. On December 17, 1903, their "Wright Flyer" performed the first successful flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft. See more