New South Wales, 1969. Australia's largest satellite dish has been given the task of tracking the Apollo 11 moon mission across the southern hemisphere and of transmitting the all-important television pictures of the landing itself. The local townspeople are proud to be part of such a momentous event and are eagerly preparing for a visit from the US ambassador. Meanwhile, at the dish control station, workers Cliff, Glen and Mitch greet NASA employee Al, who has come to help out. But then, during a party held in the ambassador's honour, a power cut causes the dish to lose contact with Apollo 11. Will they be able to sort the problem out in time for the landing, or are they about to fluff up their big moment?