Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

James Marshall
September 13, 2020

He gave no details but the tweet followed a report in Hollywood trade outlet Deadline that Cruise was working with Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk to make what would be the first feature film to be shot in space.

News of the picture broke in May, as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein confirmed the extraterrestrial enterprise in a subsequent tweet.

Cruise has physically distanced experience with the space station, as narrator of a 2002 IMAX documentary that was filmed on board the ISS.

Looking back at all the insane things Tom Cruise and Elon Musk have done, this will not come as a surprise, although I'm not sure how Tom's going to do his legendary run in zero gravity.

The report also said Cruise, is also working with Elon Musk's SpaceX, which will transport two USA astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa later this month.

But if his latest daring project goes ahead, Cruise will be the first Hollywood A-lister to appear onscreen from outside the planet's atmosphere.

Although Cruise, NASA, and SpaceX are reportedly partnering on the film, "no studio is in the mix at this stage", according to Deadline.

It's not clear how or when Cruise will travel to the space station or what additional crew members may join him. On May 27, SpaceX's spacecraft, Crew Dragon, is expected to complete its first astronaut mission to the station in nearly a decade.

NASA also issued a directive past year that laid out plans to allow non-government space travelers to pay the space agency for use of the International Space Station's facilities.

Astronauts have not launched into orbit from the United States since NASA's space shuttle program was retired in 2011.

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