It’s official – Tom Cruise is going into outer space in October of next year. The massive star has long been known for his role in action-packed films, including his role as Ethan Hunt within the Mission Impossible franchise. It’s no surprise that the actor is something of an adrenaline junkie, who seeks to push his limits to the maximum and frequently does his own stunts.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Cruise was working alongside Elon Musk and NASA to film a new movie in outer space. While the upcoming project doesn’t even have a title yet, Cruise has been in talks with Musk’s SpaceX program, as well as NASA, to work towards this new goal of the first movie shot in space. Although this announcement was met with enthusiasm for its groundbreaking nature, there’s been little word on the project’s development until now.
Space Shuttle Almanac’s official Twitter, which covers all space-related stories, has confirmed that Cruise’s project has been greenlighted by all involved parties. The tweet highlights that Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, who holds two NASA spacewalk records, will pilot the Axiom Space Station on a tourist mission in October 2021. When Axiom sets off for outer space, both Cruise and director Doug Liman will be on board.