A rendering of Space Entertainment Enterprise’s planned space station, SEE‑1, which will contain a movie studio and sports arena.
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A module housing a film studio and a 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 which will be partly shot in space, is at the origin of the project. If and when SEE‑1 is operational, it plans to host television and film productions, as well as music events and some sports, which can be filmed or broadcast live, according to Variety.
Axiom Space, which two years ago won a contract with NASA to build the first commercial ISS module, will build the station. Everything is going well, SEE‑1 will be connected to the Axiom arm of the ISS. The Axiom station is expected to separate from the ISS in 2028 with SEE‑1 still attached.
It remains to be seen if SEE and Axiom can carry out their plan. SEE hasn’t said how much the installation will cost, for one thing. He is currently preparing a fundraiser.
Last year, a Russian team shot a feature film in space for the first time, edging out Cruise and his director Doug Liman. This film, The Challenge, should be released this year. Cruise and Liman, meanwhile, are set to shoot their movie on the ISS later in 2022.