Actor Tom Cruise Headed for Outer Space

Cruise and Musk partner up for first ever on-location space adventure.

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Cruise will be delivered to the ISS aboard a SpaceX craft owned by Elon Musk.NASA

There are quite a few people who think actor Tom Cruise was rather far out with some of his films. This news from NASA then won’t sound all that surprising—the actor is headed to space to shoot an action film aboard the International Space Station.

This would be the first time ever that a film has been shot on site in space. The news first broke on May 5 in Deadline, an online magazine of entertainment industry news. In addition to NASA, the as-yet-untitled film will include the efforts of Elon Musk and Space X. While no studio has signed up on the project just yet, Deadline said this one won’t be another episode of the Mission Impossible series.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality. NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the Space Station.” Deadline said, “There has never been a leading man (Jackie Chan might dispute this) who puts himself at risk as often as does Cruise, in the name of the most realistic action sequences possible. If he is successful shooting a project in Musk’s space ship, he will be alone in the Hollywood record books.”