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NASA working with Tom Cruise to film a movie on International Space Station

Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the collaboration Tuesday on Twitter.
Credit: AP/NASA

Tom Cruise's next mission impossible: Filming a movie in space.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Tuesday that the space agency is working with the "Mission Impossible" and "Top Gun" actor to create a film 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," Bridenstine tweeted.

While Deadline first reported about the NASA-Cruise collaboration, Bridenstine and the space agency have not given further details. Deadline also said Cruise would work with Elon Musk's SpaceX for the project, which would be a "narrative feature film" shot in space.

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Neither Bridenstine nor NASA offered further details on whether Cruise or other actors would be launched to the space station for filming.

The ISS has been a working laboratory and crew quarters orbiting Earth for more than 20 years. Five space agencies are part of the join ISS program: NASA, Roscosmos (Russia), CSA (Canada), ESA (Europe) and JAXA (Japan).

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