Source: Oblivion movie
Hollywood action movie actor Tom Cruise, will reportedly collaborate with SpaceX and NASA to film a movie in outer space. The actor is known for his role in the action-packed saga ‘Mission: Impossible.’ He has also starred in space movies like, ‘Oblivion.’ Cruise does not shy away from adventure, he does his own stunts in action-films and going to outer space aboard a SpaceX rocket is the ultimate adventure. He has done crazy stunts on films – In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol he scaled the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, and in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation he hanged from an Atlas C1 cargo plane in motion and held his breath for over three minutes long underwater during a diving scene.
It is unclear if the movie that Cruise could film in space has a script already, or who the producer is. All that is known is the film will not be part of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Deadline reports the project is not booked yet, Cruise is in early talks with SpaceX representatives about the concept.
SpaceX Starship under development.
SpaceX will launch its first manned flight aboard its upgraded Crew Dragon spacecraft in a few weeks, on May 27th. A Falcon 9 rocket will lift-off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, launching NASA Astronaut Robert Behnken and Astronaut Douglas Hurley on a journey to the International Space Station. The mission, known as Demo-2, is a test that will demonstrate to NASA if the spacecraft is safe and reliable to carry out future operational missions to the orbiting laboratory. The agency has not launched crewed flights to space since the Space Shuttle fleet was grounded in 2011. SpaceX will return human spaceflight capabilities to the United States of America. It will be the first time Dragon transports humans and attempts to return them to Earth.
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
Cruise could maybe launch aboard Crew Dragon. It can carry up to seven passengers aboard, so, its cabin is relatively small compared to CGI movie spacecraft with a large cabin and cockpit. Though, SpaceX is currently developing a massive stainless-steel Starship in Texas, that will have the capability to carry one hundred passengers on long-duration space voyages to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
Starship Concerto in Zero G pic.twitter.com/gkn05I1bvZ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2020
The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk, envisions zero gravity concertos aboard Starship. He has shared a photograph of a violinist playing music, who is floating in zero gravity. In fact, Japanese fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, booked the first crewed voyage aboard Starship and he will transform his space tour into an art project called ‘Dear Moon.’ He wants to invite up to nine artists ranging from designers to musicians to create in space.
Maybe Tom Cruise’s movie producers will book Starship for the future space adventure movie!?
UPDATE: NASA Administrator confirms Tom Cruise will film a movie aboard the International Space Station!
Should be a lot of fun!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
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Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.