Jimmy Hawkins (Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) has always dreamed of traveling to outer space. The son of a retired NASA astronaut who lived on the International Space Station, Jimmy has lived and breathed astrophysics his entire life. When an opportunity arises to compete and win a seat on the next space shuttle, Jimmy desperately wants to apply. But Jimmys parents, Capt. Andy Hawkins (Dermot Mulroney) and Sally Hawkins (Oscar Winner Mira Sorvino) have strong reservations about their son becoming an astronaut.