Tom Cruise Teams With NASA, Heading to Space

Tom Cruise at The Fashion Awards 2019. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/BFC/Getty Images

Tom Cruise is teaming with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA to shoot the first-ever feature film be shot in outer space. 

News that the 57-year-old star is set to film aboard the National Space Station was confirmed Tuesday by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

“NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station,” Bridenstine tweeted. “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”

Plot details have not been revealed, but Deadline confirms that the film will not be an installment of Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise.