NASA and SpaceX sets Tom Cruise trip date for October 2021 to make films on board the International Space Station.
As the star of the Mission: Impossible movies, Tom Cruise is generally known for taking high ends-extreme risks. And now with what is potentially his most daring mission yet, Tom Cruise is confirmed to be filmed on space.
It seems that, according to the Space Shuttle Almanac, the Hollywood actor, 58, will be onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on its planned trip to the International Space Station in October 2021.
As NME.com first mentioned on Tuesday, a graph of the upcoming scheduled launches to the ISS complete with crew manifests was tweeted out by the Space Shuttle Almanac.
Cruise and the director, Doug Liman, 55, will be on board the first tourist outing, the schedule says.
NASA and Space Shuttle veteran Michael Lopez-Alegria will be the pilot on the flight, and in the new four-person Crew Dragon, there is one, as yet unfilled, tourist spot open.
It was revealed earlier this year that Cruise and Liman had teamed up to make a movie on board the ISS with SpaceX creator Elon Musk and NASA.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted back in May, that NASA is excited to be working on a film aboard the @Space Station with @TomCruise!
He explained: ‘We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.’
Nothing else is known about the plans of Cruise to shoot in space except that Liman is thought to have written a draft screenplay for the film.
Nothing is known of Cruise’s plans to shoot in space, except that Liman is believed to have written a draft script for the project.
Cruise’s Mission: Impossible collaborator Christopher McQuarrie has also been confirmed to be involved in the film as well.
Cruise and Liman have collaborated on the films American Made, released in 2017, and Edge Of Tomorrow in 2014.
Cruise has never been one to shy away from his movies’ daring challenges, and is renowned for his extensive preparations and daring stunts.
In 2016, while executing a rooftop-to-rooftop leap on the London set of Mission: Impossible-Fallout, the actor broke his ankle.
He also famously hung on the side of an aircraft as the jet took off for a scene in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation in 2015 and scaled Dubai’s Buri Khalifa skyscraper in Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol in 2011.
On May 30, when the Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the pioneering public-private collaboration between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX took a giant leap forward.
NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken were on board, marking the first crew launch from the United States to the International Space Station since the NASA Space Shuttle fleet’s final flight in 2011.
With the astronauts returning safely to Earth on August 2, the mission was a total success.