Frank Malina, an idealistic Caltech graduate student, played a fundamental role in the evolution of American rocketry. This episode tells his largely unknown and uncelebrated story of leading a motley crew of amateur rocket enthusiasts in hopes of one day reaching space. His research led to building rockets for the U.S. Army during World War II; however, his country would turn on him and declare him an international fugitive. Through it all, he kept meticulous records, hoping to ensure his pioneering role in American rocketry. Part of the "JPL and the Space Age" series. Please note this title contains potentially offensive language and images of concentration camps during World War II.