Tom Cruise gets October 2021 date for his NASA / SpaceX trip to film aboard the International Space Station

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He is known to take risks as the star of the Mission: Impossible movies.

And now, Tom Cruise is confirmed on what is possibly his most daring assignment yet.

It looks like the Hollywood star, 58, will be aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on its scheduled trip in October 2021 to the International Space Station, according to Space Shuttle Almanac.

Mission Possible: Tom Cruise’s plan to make a movie aboard the International Space Station slated for October 2021 as the Hollywood star gets his first tourist seat in SpaceX Dragon Crew

As first reported by NME.com on Tuesday, the Space Shuttle Almanac tweeted a graph of the upcoming scheduled launches to the ISS along with the crew manifests.

On board the first sightseeing trip, the program says, Cruise and manager Doug Liman, 55.

It's official!  Cruise and director Doug Liman signed up for October 2021 launch

It’s official! Cruise and director Doug Liman signed up for October 2021 launch

NASA and Space Shuttle veteran Michael Lopez-Alegria will be the pilot for the trip and there is a tourist spot, as yet unoccupied, available in the new Crew Dragon for four.

It was announced earlier this year that Cruise and Liman had teamed up with SpaceX founder Elon Musk and NASA to make a movie aboard the ISS.

In May, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: “NASA is thrilled to be working with @TomCruise on a movie aboard the @Space_Station! “

He explained: “We need the popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @ NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.

Official: The Space Shuttle Almanac tweeted a graph of upcoming ISS launches on Friday with crew manifests with Cruise and Director Doug Liman included

Official: The Space Shuttle Almanac tweeted a graph of upcoming ISS launches on Friday with crew manifests with Cruise and Director Doug Liman included

At the helm: NASA and Space Shuttle veteran Michael Lopez-Alegria will be the pilot and there is a tourist spot, as yet unoccupied, available in the new four-person Crew Dragon.

At the helm: NASA and Space Shuttle veteran Michael Lopez-Alegria will be the pilot and there is a tourist spot, as yet unoccupied, available in the new four-person Crew Dragon.

'Excited': In May, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed Project Cruises rumors with this tweet

“Excited”: In May, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed Project Cruises rumors with this tweet

Little is known about Cruise’s plans to shoot in space, except that Liman is believed to have written a draft script for the project.

It has also been reported that Christopher McQuarrie, collaborator of Cruise’s Mission: Impossible, is also involved in the film.

Cruise and Liman worked together on the films American Made, released in 2017, and Edge Of Tomorrow in 2014.

Cruise has never been one to shy away from daring challenges for his films and is known for his detailed preparations and daring stunts.

In 2016, the actor broke his ankle while performing a rooftop jump on the London set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

He also hung onto the side of a plane as the jet took off for a scene from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2015 and climbed the Dubai Buri Khalifa skyscraper in 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Contributors: Little is known about Cruise's plans to shoot in space, except that Liman is believed to have written a draft script for the project.  The two are pictured in New York in 2014

Contributors: Little is known about Cruise’s plans to shoot in space, except that Liman is believed to have written a draft script for the project. The two are pictured in New York in 2014

Friends: Cruise, 58, and Liman, 55, worked together on the films American Made, released in 2017 (pictured) and Edge Of Tomorrow in 2014 and both share a passion for airplanes.

Friends: Cruise, 58, and Liman, 55, worked together on the films American Made, released in 2017 (pictured) and Edge Of Tomorrow from 2014 and both share a passion for airplanes.

Daredevil: Cruise has never been one to shy away from daring challenges for his films, and is known for his detailed preparations and daring stunts, like this one in M: I - Rogue Nation

Daredevil: Cruise has never been one to shy away from daring challenges for his films, and is known for his detailed preparations and daring stunts, like this one in M: I – Rogue Nation

In 2016, the actor broke his ankle while performing a rooftop-to-rooftop jump on the London set of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

He suffered the injury after slightly misjudging the jump

No fear: In 2016, the actor broke his ankle while performing a rooftop jump on the London set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Elon Musk’s groundbreaking public-private partnership between NASA and SpaceX took a giant leap forward on May 30 when the Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

On board were NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken marking the first crewed launch to the International Space Station from the United States since the last flight of the NASA Space Shuttle fleet in 2011.

The mission was a complete success with the safe return of the astronauts to Earth on August 2.

Groundbreaking partnership: SpaceX founder Elon Musk, pictured in January, made history when his commercially-built spacecraft took NASA astronauts to the ISS earlier this year

Groundbreaking partnership: SpaceX founder Elon Musk, pictured in January, made history when his commercially-built spacecraft took NASA astronauts to the ISS earlier this year

History: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, dressed in specially designed spacesuits for Crew Dragon, were the first to return to space after a US launch since 2011

History: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, dressed in specially designed spacesuits for Crew Dragon, were the first to return to space after a US launch since 2011

Return: The Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, nine years after the end of NASA's space shuttle program

Return: The Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, nine years after the end of NASA’s space shuttle program

Without fail: The mission was a complete success with the astronauts returning to Earth safely on August 2.  In the photo, the Crew Dragon capsule is recovered from its dive in the Gulf of Mexico

Without fail: The mission was a complete success with the astronauts returning to Earth safely on August 2. In the photo, the Crew Dragon capsule is recovered from its dive in the Gulf of Mexico



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