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Tom Cruise will be launched into space to shoot movie on International Space Station

Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss 'Top Gun: Maverick' during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss 'Top Gun: Maverick' during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Tom Cruise will be the first celebrity to shoot a movie in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

On Tuesday, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the organization will be collaborating with Cruise on a movie.

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“NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film abroad 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 tweeted.

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Deadline reported Monday that Cruise, Elon Musk‘s SpaceX and NASA are working on a project that would be the first narrative feature film to be shot in outer space.

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Musk responded to Bridenstine’s tweet on Tuesday, writing, “Should be a lot of fun!”

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The film is not part of the Mission: Impossible franchise and no studio is attached to the project at this stage, according to Deadline.

A few films have been shot on board the ISS, including Space Station 3D, a Canadian-American 3D short documentary film about the ISS narrated by Cruise.

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Another film shot in space was 2012’s Apogee of Fear by Richard Garriott, the son of an astronaut.

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Cruise will be the first actor to film a movie in space but it’s not clear when he will travel to the space station or if others will be joining him.