Space Cadet Richard needs a trip into space to earn an achievement award. An opportunity occurs which will give him a trip into deep space. Though the trip is to be about a two weeks in length is it expected to be a very routine trip out and back. But once they have arrived at Far Point Space Station, things begin to go in unexpected ways. Their ship is hijacked by a group intent on destroying Earth's Coalition of Planets leaders. When most of the crew becomes marooned on a planet that is barely able to support life, it leaves Richard and the remaining crew members in a desperate struggling to prevent the Pirates from their mission of destruction.