May 25, 2020 | 11:33 AM IST
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Tom Cruise and NASA come together to shoot movie in space

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and NASA have come together to shoot the movie in outer space - International Space Station (ISS) - for the first time.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made the announcement on twitter, “NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.
According to a report, the 57-year-old actor will be working with Tesla and SpaceX founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk. Responding to Bridenstine’s post, Musk replied, ‘Should be a lot of fun’. 
SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer with its head office in California. However, there are talks that Cruise may fly to the space station of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship which has a capacity of four people.
Not divulging much about the movie, Bridenstine said that more information would be doled out about the project at an appropriate time.
Lately, NASA has been looking for opportunities to open up the ISS to wider commercial use with encouragement from American President Donald Trump. In 2019, it also announced that private astronauts could spend 30 day on the ISS.

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