Schreiber was one of Oppenheimer's young physicists recruited for the Manhattan Project where he contributed alongside the greatest minds in physics. He was entrusted to carry and assemble the Plutonium Core which become the atomic bomb known to history as “Fatman”.
In 1955 he was selected to lead the American effort to build nuclear rocket engines in the secrecy of the Nevada desert just miles from the infamous Area 51.
The film includes Interviews with historian Roger Meade and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Richard Rhodes, as well as, physicist Taylor Wilson and Engineer Carl Willis discussing Schreiber’s “rocket science” with project ROVER.
Filmmakers Webb and Brandon-Flande take an often revised point in history, add clarity and expert commentary from those that know the era and the man. Revealing family insights, artifacts, photos and audio recordings not seen or heard outside of family for decades.
Some consider Schreiber atomic royalty, this is his story.