Ellie is a member of the project to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Its task is to listen to the radio band in the hope of finding signals from distant alien civilizations. The project is supported by an ambitious billionaire, and after years of searching, Ellie catches the long-awaited signal coming from the star Vega. The data can be deciphered.
On their basis, a travel device was built. Ellie takes part in a dangerous expedition and ends up in an amazing and inexplicable place. The woman is like transported into the past, where she meets her father. Returning to Earth and somehow recovering from what she saw, Ellie learns about the Senate investigation, which showed that billionaire Hadden, the main sponsor of the project, faked an extraterrestrial signal, thereby deceiving the entire world community.