Inspiration4's all-civilian crew calls Tom Cruise from space
Don't forget: NASA announced last year that it would work with Cruise on a film aboard the International Space Station — though it's unclear where that currently stands.
- Russia is racing to beat the U.S. with plans to send an actress and film director next month, per the New York Times.
Driving the news: Inspiration4 tweeted news of the call with a quote from Cruise's 1986 aviation film "Top Gun."
- "Maverick, you can be our wingman anytime," the tweet read.
The big picture: The civilian crew is expected to live in space until Saturday, and have largely spent their time performing experiments and flying sentimental items to orbit.
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