- Released on February 26, 1960 (East Germany)
- Running time: 93 minutes
- Production Co.: VEB DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (made by) | Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe Roter Kreis | Film Polski (and) | Zespól Filmowy Iluzjon
- Distribution Co.: VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb (1960) (East Germany) (theatrical) | Allotria Filmi (1960) (Finland) (theatrical) | Universal Filmverleih (1960) (Austria) (theatrical) | Crown International Pictures (1962) (United States) (theatrical) (as 'First Spaceship on Venus') (dubbed) | Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (1963) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Astral Films (1963) (Canada) (theatrical) (dubbed)
- Directed by Kurt Maetzig
- Written by Jan Fethke, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Günter Reisch, Günther Rücker and Alexander Stenbock-Fermor (adaptation), Kurt Maetzig (screenplay collaboration), J. Barkhauer (uncredited), from Stanislaw Lem's novel
- Starring: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski
- When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.
- Man's Most Exciting, Most Incredible Journey!
- You are there... on man's most incredible journey!
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