Tom Cruise And NASA Are Teaming Up To Film A Movie In Outer Space and We Are Here For It

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In the name of film-making, Tom Cruise wants to go to Outer Space…really.

One small step for Cruise is one big step for Hollywood…or something like that.

The head of NASA confirmed this Tuesday that the space agency is working with actor Tom Cruise to make a movie on the International Space Station.

So this is a legit thing. I’m still a little baffled.


A NASA spokesperson also confirmed to CNN Business that Cruise will be going to space himself and will stay aboard the station, a multibillion-dollar laboratory that orbits about 250 miles above Earth.

I don’t know about you, but this is a little bit of astonishing news to me.

This will be the first celebrity to explore the depths of the universe. The last celebrity I remember trying to go to space was Lance Bass…and that didn’t go well.


A few films have already been shot on board the space station, including a 2002 documentary that Cruise narrated. 2012’s “Apogee of Fear,” a science fiction film, was also filmed in space. But to have a celebrity go out there? Is anyone else struggling to believe this will actually happen?


“We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet Tuesday.


A Deadline story published earlier Tuesday said the film will mark “the first narrative feature film — an action adventure — to be shot in outer space.”

There isn’t any current news on when or how Cruise will make his way to space, but we do know the plan is definitely in the works, and I, for one, am excited to see how this pans out.


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