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Tom Cruise and NASA: Making a movie in space

CRUISING THROUGH SPACE

By Angela Garrity, Guest Blogger

Many dream of cruising through Space, but for one man who has a long-running history in Hollywood, it’s happening - thanks to a project launching with NASA and SpaceX.

CNN reports that “The head of NASA confirmed Tuesday that the space agency is working with actor Tom Cruise to make a movie on the International Space Station. A NASA spokesperson also confirmed to CNN Business that Cruise will launch into space and stay aboard the station, a multibillion-dollar laboratory that orbits about 250 miles above Earth.”

Details surrounding the planned action-adventure are scarce at this time, but it appears the film will fly solo and not be part of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke to the project in a Tweet saying, “NASA is excited to with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the Space Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”

This isn’t the first film to be captured miles from Earth onboard the ISS, however, it is the maiden voyage for a Hollywood actor to work “on location” - 250 miles in the air and off the planet.

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