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Hollywood star Tom Cruise is best known for venturing into the “Mission Impossible” movie franchise, but the mission to come in his career will seem to be more daring.
Recent reports say that the 58-year-old Hollywood star will be aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on its scheduled flight in October 2021 to the International Space Station to shoot his new movie.
And as NME.com first reported on Tuesday, Space Shuttle Almanac has published a graph of planned launches bound for the International Space Station complete with crew data.
The schedule indicates that the first cruise will carry Cruise and director Doug Lehmann, 55.
NASA Major Michael Lopez Alegria will be the commander of the flight, and there is one tourist spot still vacant in the new four-person Crew Dragon.
It was announced earlier this year that Cruz and Lehmann had collaborated with Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, and NASA to produce a movie aboard the International Space Station.
And in May, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein tweeted: “NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a movie aboard the International Space Station.”
“We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality,” he explained.
Little is known about Cruise’s plans to shoot in space except that Lyman drafted a script for the project.
Cruz and Lehmann worked together on American Made, released in 2017, and Edge Of Tomorrow in 2014.
Source: Daily Mail