Elon Musk and Tom Cruise Want to Shoot a Movie in Space

Cruise is known for his all-action approach to acting

The first-ever launch of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft is set for May 27. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter.

"We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA's ambitious plans a reality", Bridenstine added.

The Mission Impossible action star and NASA is reportedly in talks over a movie shot in actual outer space.

The proposed action adventure is in its early stages, Deadline reported on Monday.

"Should be a lot of fun!"

Rotating crews of astronauts have lived aboard the ISS continuously since 2000, and a few high-paying tourists have stopped by the station over the years. This would be a first for a feature film to actually be shot in space, even if many movies do a great job of portraying what it's actually like to be in space - none of them were actually shot in space.

Russian Federation 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. On May 27, SpaceX's spacecraft, Crew Dragon, is expected to complete its first astronaut mission to the station in nearly a decade. Since then, the United States has been paying Russian Federation to carry astronauts to the space station, while private companies such as SpaceX have been developing space travel and related technologies.

SpaceX is slated to launch astronauts to space from United States soil for the first time in almost a decade later this month aboard the Crew Dragon, which will dock with 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. Whether it's hanging out of a plane or climbing the world's largest tour without a harness, Cruise and company have pushed their creative stunts to their limit with the Mission Impossible franchise, while also flying military planes in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.

There are no plans for the project to be a Mission Impossible film but let's be honest, a movie in space is a natural progression for TC. The disease later led to a worldwide shutdown of Hollywood movie and TV production and the closure of movie theatres.

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