When is Tom Cruise going to space?

Tom Cruise is going above and beyond for this next performance (Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images/Paramount Pictures)

Tom Cruise is known for his ridiculously high-stakes stunts, which he insists on doing himself in movies like the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Previously he aced stunts such as hanging out of an airplane with his bare hands while the aircraft was taking off, and for the upcoming seventh and eighth movies in the action franchise, he reportedly learned to fly a WWII fighter jet.

But his most out of this world stunt is yet to come, with the actor space-bound to film his next project.

Last year it was confirmed Cruise would be heading to the International Space Station with the help of Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, alongside director Doug Linman, to film a project.

While details of the plot are unknown, it was reported Universal gave the green light for a $200 million (£156 million) budget.

When is Tom Cruise going to space?

While no exact date has been set yet, the SpaceX flight was initially scheduled for October 2021.

However, the mission on which Cruise was supposed to fly out, the Crew Dragon Axiom Mission 1, was delayed to early 2022.

Tom is known for his hair-raising stunts (Picture: SplashNews.com)

It was previously reported the mission will send the crew on the International Space Station for an eight-day stay, with speculation it’s a preliminary run for Cruise and Linman to scope out the extra-terrestrial territory.

Nasa and Elon Musk’s company are reportedly pouring $200 million (£140m) into this project.

While on the station next year, the Hollywood duo will likely bump into another film crew as the Russians successfully sent their first actor and director to the ISS last week.

Boarding the Soyuz MS-19 on October 5, actress Yulia Peresild was joined by director and co-star Klim Shipenko alongside a crew of two cosmonauts when they blasted off into space.

Yulia Peresild is officially the first actress in space (Picture: Reuters)

She will stay on the ISS for over six months (Picture: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP/Roscosmos Space Agency)

The Challenge is the title of what will become the first movie shot in space as the Russians take the win over the Americans in this 21st century space race.

‘It will not be on the same level as on Earth, but we will do our best. We are ready for it,’ said Peresild.

‘It is a bit too late to be afraid because we’ve come so far, there is Baikonur [Cosmodrome] ahead and a lot of things (to do) and to be honest, there is just no time left for fear.’

The Russians managed to beat Hollywood (Picture: Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Reuters)

‘This movie is built around a story of an ordinary person… a doctor who had nothing to do with space exploration and never thought about it is offered to travel to the ISS… and save a cosmonaut’s life,’ said Shipenko.

The project, which is being produced with the help of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, will also see the cosmonauts take a part in it.

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Commander Anton Shkaplerov added: ‘I won’t be starring in it but still I will need to figure out how a movie is produced in such an unusual place as outer space.’

The mission is supposed to end on March 28 of next year which is when we can expect to see some of the first footage.

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