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NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station
Posted at 1:04 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 13:04:25-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise.

Administrator Jim Bridenstine said before Wednesday's planned launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket that Elon Musk's company is already getting customers eager to fly into orbit.

Bridenstine says he doesn't admit it often, but he was inspired to become a Navy pilot after watching Cruise's blockbuster movie "Top Gun."

He says if Cruise can make a new movie in space that inspires the next generation Elon Musk, "NASA is all in."

He's leaving it to Cruise and SpaceX to provide a rundown on the upcoming mission.