A module hosting a movie studio and sports arena could be connected to the International Space Station by December 2024. Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE), which is co-producing a Tom Cruise film that will be partially shot in space, is behind from the project . If and when SEE-1 is up and running, it plans to host TV and film productions, as well as music events and some form of sport, which can be filmed or broadcast live, according to Variety.
Axiom Space, which two years ago won a contract from NASA to build the first commercial ISS module, will build the station. All going well, SEE-1 will be connected to Axiom’s ISS arm. Axiom Station is scheduled to detach from the ISS in 2028 with SEE-1 still attached.
It remains to be seen whether SEE and Axiom can deliver on their plan. SEE didn’t say how much the installation will cost to begin with. It is currently planning a fundraising round.
Last year, a Russian team shot a fictional feature film in space for the first time, beating Cruise and his director Doug Liman. That movie, The challenge, is expected to be released this year. Meanwhile, Cruise and Liman are set to film their movie on the ISS in late 2022.
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