Ben, a Down syndrome student in Mike Kersjes's Michigan high school special education class, dreams of becoming an astronaut. Kersjes, who is also a football coach is inspired to pursue Space Camp for his students. Obs...展开tacles mount as school administrators object to the expense and Space Camp officials have no experience with special-ed students. Teacher Robynn Mckinney supports Kersjes's efforts.
Eventually the trip is approved by the necessary parties, and Kersjes faces another set of challenges: fundraising, preparing the students for their trip with science and physical education, and battling bullying and belittling from other students. Kersjes engages the football team in these endeavors.