Space studio to launch for influencers who want to make content above Earth

The world's first space-based movie and entertainment studio is set to launch in 2024, allowing social media influencers to film content 250 miles above above Earth.

Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE), a UK-based company, says the floating module will dock at the International Space Centre (ISS).

As well as influencer live streams, it will also be used for film producers to make movies, TV shows and sporting events, according to SEE.

The module – SEE-1 – will form part of the ISS's new commercial arm, Axiom Station.

"SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space," SEE founders Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky said.

"It will provide a unique and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure, which will unleash a new world of creativity.

"With worldwide leader Axiom Space building this cutting-edge, revolutionary facility, SEE-1 will provide not only the first, but also the supreme quality space structure enabling the expansion of the $2trn global entertainment industry into low-Earth orbit."

Axiom is also behind the production of an upcoming Tom Cruise movie which will be filmed in space.

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The Hollywood actor is planning to head to the ISS later this year. He was set to be the first actor to shoot a movie in space, but was beaten to the honour by a team of Russians who shot a film about a surgeon performing an operation on a cosmonaut.

SEE’s chief operating officer, Richard Johnston, added: “From Jules Verne to Star Trek, science fiction entertainment has inspired millions of people around the world to dream about what the future might bring.

“Creating a next generation entertainment venue in space inspire opens countless doors to create incredible new content and make these dreams a reality.”

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