Don Knotts stars with Leslie Nielsen in the fun family comedy about a regular guy who ends up becoming a renowned astronaut--despite his fear of heights.
Knotts is Royal Fleming, a carnival worker who runs a spaceship ride for kids. Concerned about his future, Royal's dad sends an application to NASA--in his son's name! After being accepted, Royal sets out for Florida--only to discover his new job involves sweeping floors, not space travel. That is until NASA learns of Russia's plans to put a civilian into orbit--and chooses Royal to man its own experimental flight. Summoning his courage, the reluctant astronaut blasts into space, and an unlikely hero is born.