NASA and actor Tom Cruise collab to film first ever movie in space

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   Nathan Redhead | Posted on May 6, 2020

In a tweet yesterday, NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, confirmed the news that NASA is working with American actor Tom Cruise to film a movie on the International Space Station (ISS). The entertainment news website, Deadline, first reported NASA’s collaboration with the Hollywood actor on Monday.  

Bridenstine announced the news via his tweet, which states, “NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the Space Station!”  

Jim Bride suggested in his tweet that by including the ISS in popular media, it would “inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists,” who would seemingly assist NASA in achieving its ambitious goals.    

According to the article published by Deadline.com, SpaceX is also involved in the project. There has been no confirmation or denial of the report yet. However, Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, has commented under the original tweet by Bridenstine, saying, “should be a lot of fun.” The post also mentioned that the film is still in its early planning stages and that no movie studios are involved yet.   

Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise is famous for his action-packed films and the stunts he performs. To achieve a sense of realism in movie scenes, he even goes to extreme lengths such as hanging from a plane or scaling the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It’s no wonder he would take on the task of filming in space.  

The NASA partnered movie is said to be an action-adventure type film, and if successfully executed, will be the first film to be shot in space. 


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Nathan Redhead
Junior Writer

Nathan is a Grenadian writer and a graduate of the T. A Marryshow Community College in Grenada, where he earned an associate’s degree in sociology and psychology. While obtaining his associate’s degree, he was exposed to the world of poetry and expository writing as a member of the Writer’s Association of Grenada. He’s an avid lover of literature, and as a child, he spent the majority of his free time either watching the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet or trying to dismantle his toys to rebuild them into something that sparked his interest. As a Junior Writer, he hopes to reignite his passion for science and inventing, as well as improve his creative writing ability.

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