Known for raising his on-screen performance to the next level with each outing, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has never shied away from doing the unthinkable. And with the 59-year-old actor gearing up to shoot his first film in space, Cruise recently connected with Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew during their Inspiration4 Mission.
While no details about Cruise’s conversation with the space tourists have been revealed yet, Inspiration4 did confirmed the news on Twitter. “Rook, Nova, Hanks, and Leo spoke to @TomCruise sharing their experience from space. Maverick, you can be our wingman anytime,” the tweet read.
— Inspiration4 (@inspiration4x) September 17, 2021
SpaceX’s Dragon capsule that carried the all-civilian crew around the Earth for three days splashed down off around the coast of Florida at 7 p.m. local time on Saturday. While space enthusiasts flooding the internet with excitement post the phenomenal success of Inspiration4, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and other notable names also joined the bandwagon to congratulate Musk and his team.
Meanwhile, reports of Cruise collaborating with NASA and SpaceX to shoot in zero-gravity on the International Space Station were making rounds on the internet, but they finally received a seal of approval when NASA’s administrator (now former) Jim Bridenstine confirmed them. While no details about the project are available yet, Cruise’s interaction with the space tourists is an indication of the actor’s future plans.
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. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
Currently, Cruise has been busy with the shoot of his upcoming action movie Mission: Impossible 7 which is being helmed by Christopher McQuarrie. And with the charismatic actor reuniting with Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby once again, get ready to witness fireworks on the silver screen soon. Apart from Mission: Impossible 7, Cruise also has another instalment lined up (tentatively titled Mission: Impossible 8).
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