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NASA confirms Tom Cruise is in talks to shoot a movie on the International Space Station

Mission: Space! NASA confirms Tom Cruise is in talks to shoot a movie on the International Space Station and will get there courtesy of Elon Musk’s Space X rocket

  • NASA has confirmed Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are working on a project to shoot a film in outer space on board the International Space Station
  • The movie would be the first narrative feature film to be shot in outer space
  • The first-ever launch of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft is set for May 27 

Tom Cruise is set to blast off with Elon Musk as part of a plan to shoot a film in space on the International Space Station. 

The pair are said to be working on the out-of-this-world project with assistance from NASA.

If it gets the go-ahead, the production would be the first action adventure feature film to be filmed in outer space. 

‘We’re excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the International Space Station,’ said NASA’s Jim Bridenstine on Twitter.

NASA has confirmed Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are working on a project to shoot a film in outer space on board the International Space Station

Elon Musk responded on Twitter to the rumors. 'Should be a lot of fun!' he wrote

Elon Musk responded on Twitter to the rumors. ‘Should be a lot of fun!’ he wrote

NASA has confirmed actor Tom Cruise and Elon Musk, pictured, are working on a project to shoot an action film in outer space and on the International Space Station

NASA has confirmed actor Tom Cruise and Elon Musk, pictured, are working on a project to shoot an action film in outer space and on the International Space Station

The outer space film is the latest project said to be undertaken by Tom Cruise, pictured

The outer space film is the latest project said to be undertaken by Tom Cruise, pictured 

NASA say that part of the film will be shot on board the International Space Station, pictured

NASA say that part of the film will be shot on board the International Space Station, pictured

‘We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.’ 

There is still much be discussed before liftoff is finally approved with no studio currently said to be involved in the title, according to Deadline.

The project is not thought to be one of Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films which sees him performing his own stunts which are not often without injury.   

During filming of Mission: Impossible Fallout, Cruise broke his ankle after leaping from one rooftop to the other as well as hanging from a helicopter. 

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and astronaut Doug Hurley share a laugh during a press conference announcing new developments of the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft, at SpaceX headquarters last October

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and astronaut Doug Hurley share a laugh during a press conference announcing new developments of the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft, at SpaceX headquarters last October

In Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol he ended up scaling the enormous Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai some 123 floors up.

In Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol he ended up scaling the enormous Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai some 123 floors up.

During Mission: Impossible Fallout Cruise broke his ankle after leaping from one rooftop to the other as well as hanging from a helicopter, pictured

During Mission: Impossible Fallout Cruise broke his ankle after leaping from one rooftop to the other as well as hanging from a helicopter, pictured

Tom Cruise pictured as he jumps from a plane in 2018s Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Tom Cruise pictured as he jumps from a plane in 2018s Mission: Impossible – Fallout

In Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol he ended up scaling the enormous Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai some 123 floors up.

Musk’s foray into the world of entertainment isn’t new. The designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, often playing himself. 

Russia is the only country with the ability to fly humans to and from the space station, but SpaceX and Boeing have been working for years to develop spacecraft capable of returning that capability to the United States. 

The first-ever launch of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft is set for May 27. 

SpaceX had earlier announced it would work with third-party companies to sell seats aboard the Crew Dragon space rocket for about $50 million each. 

A few films have been shot on board the space station, including a 2002 IMAX documentary that Cruise narrated. 

2012’s Apogee of Fear, a science fiction film, was also filmed in space by entrepreneur and space tourist Richard Garriott, the son of an astronaut. 

Musk isn't new to the entertainment world. The designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, often playing himself

Musk isn’t new to the entertainment world. The designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, often playing himself

SpaceX is still developing its Starship rocket (seen in the above artist rendering of a space station on the surface of the moon) in Texas

SpaceX is still developing its Starship rocket (seen in the above artist rendering of a space station on the surface of the moon) in Texas

A SpaceX rocket will send astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets to the International Space Station on May 27. The first crewed spaceflight from the US in nearly a decade

A SpaceX rocket will send astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets to the International Space Station on May 27. The first crewed spaceflight from the US in nearly a decade



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