Tom Cruise, NASA and SpaceX founder Elon Musk have partnered up to film a first movie at the International Space Station, Businessinsider reported last week.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed that the agency will. work with Cruise to shoot a film in space.
“NASA is excited to work 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,” Bridenstine wrote in a post on social media.
Elon Musk said that SpaceX's involvement with the mission "Should be a lot of fun!"
The project is a three-fold collaboration between SpaceX (a private company), NASA (a government agency), and Tom Cruise (a celebrity) to make the first narrative feature film outside Earth.
Russia is presently the only country with the ability to transport people to and from the Space Station.
But SpaceX has been making efforts to send private citizens to space. To that end, the company plans to launch its first crewed mission to the International Space Station on May 27.
There are no any reports about what this new movie is about, though it’s been confirmed that it won’t be a Mission: Impossible film.