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SpaceX, run by Elon Musk, may launch Tom Cruise into space to film a movie

Tom Cruise, well renowned for his performances in Mission Impossible and Top Gun, may be about to create history by filming a film aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The ambitious project, which would be the first Hollywood picture filmed in space, would need extensive preparation and finance.

According to sources, the UK-based film business Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) has hired Houston-based space tourism firm Axiom to build an inflatable studio on the International Space Station (ISS), which is scheduled to debut at the end of 2024. The SEE-1 studio will be docked on the Axiom Station, the commercial wing of the ISS, and will be used to create and host sports and music events, as well as films and television series.

SEE has indicated that it is seeking funds and is in talks with its industrial partners and investors. Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky, the company’s creators, claimed that SEE-1 would provide “a unique and accessible home for unlimited entertainment possibilities in a venue filled with modern infrastructure that will unleash a new universe of creation.”

Making a Hollywood picture in space is not a novel concept, with many production firms and space organisations investigating the potential in recent years. This is, however, the first time a particular project and launch date have been revealed.