Film - Conquest of Space (1955)
Touted as “The biggest true story of our century…before it actually happens!”, the film follows a group of multi-national astronauts as they leave “The Wheel,” a spinning top-like space station, and travel to Mars. General Samuel T. Merritt (Walter Brooke) heads the team of space travelers. He’s joined by his son Captain Barney Merritt (Eric Fleming), Sergeant Mahoney (Mickey Shaughnessy), Jackie Siegle (Phil Foster) and Imoto (Benson Fong). As the ship gets closer to the red planet, the elder Merritt cracks and tries to sabotage both the mission and the crew.