NASA working on making movie that would send Tom Cruise into space
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NASA confirmed on Tuesday that it will be teaming up with actor Tom Cruise to make a movie on the International Space Station (ISS).

Cruise will actually go into space and stay aboard the ISS to film, according to CNN.

Since 2000, the ISS has had a continuously rotating crew of astronauts living on it. While a few high-paying tourists have made trips to the station, Cruise will be the first actor.


Over the years, a few films have been shot in space, including a 2002 IMAX documentary Cruise narrated.

NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson Why the Trump 'Make Space Great Again' campaign ad went sideways Space dominance by way of Texas MORE tweeted about the news on Tuesday, saying the agency needs "popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality."

Currently, Russia is the only country in the world that has the ability to transport people to and from the ISS, but SpaceX and Boeing have been working for years on spacecraft that would give the U.S. the capability again.


SpaceX's spacecraft, Crew Dragon, is slated to complete its first manned mission to the ISS later in the month. 

Unlike historically, NASA won't own SpaceX's or Boeing's vehicles. The companies have been allowed to sell seats on their spacecraft to the highest-bidding tourists. SpaceX previously reported that a single seat aboard the Crew Dragon would cost around $50 million.

NASA last year outlined a plan that would allow nongovernmental entities, such as SpaceX and Boeing, to pay the agency to use the ISS facilities.

Staying at the space station isn't cheap — between food, air and other provisions, the price tag came in at $22,500 per day.