Ayesha comes home from school excited to tell her mother that she has decided to become the first Arab girl to land on Mars. However, Ayesha becomes frustrated when her mother does not express the same level of enthusiasm she had expected. As her grandfather tries to console her, she discovers that they have more in common than she ever knew. Her grandfather was also very curious about the world and became a well-known Nokhitha of the sea. He promises to help her to become a well-known Nokhitha of space.