Apart from the popular Elon Musk and his company SpaceX who aren't the first first private venture to attempt to make it into space, 'Fly Rocket Fly' documents the journey of an aerospace engineer from Germany who had launched the first private company, OTRAG to develop and produce a satellite launch vehicle. Advised by Wernher von Braun, the company was started in the aim of creating 'low cost high tech' missions. OTRAG signs a lease with Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko for an area of jungle situated in Africa. OTRAG's launch of several rockets in the mid-1970's became international news until 30 years post war German rockets are not seen as a good thing. An adventure turns into a nightmare when political and economic repercussions are involved.