Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.) has announced plans for the world’s first entertainment production studio in space. With the first launch planned for the end of 2024, the new project is designed to reside aboard the Axiom Space module that will be built on the International Space Station sometime before that first launch, then separated from the I.S.S to become Axiom Station sometime around 2028.
BACKGROUND: S.E.E. FOUNDERS BEHIND FIRST SPACE MOVIE
Numerous films and TV shows have taken place in outer space. But as of 2022, none have actually been filmed there. That is all supposed to change soon, when mega movie star Tom Cruise will launch to the ISS to film a sequence for an upcoming movie.
Hoping to build on the momentum of that undertaking, S.E.E. has announced their plans to make their Axiom module-based film studio, dubbed S.E.E.-1, a full-time entertainment creation space…in space!
ANALYSIS: FIRST OF ITS KIND SPACE STUDIO IS REALLY FAR OUT
According to the press release announcing the new venture, “SEE-1 is planned to launch in late 2024 and dock with Axiom’s world’s-first commercial space station, Axiom Station, while it is connected to the International Space Station.”
Once connected and ready for visitors, “the module will allow artists, producers, and creatives to develop, produce, record, and live stream content which maximizes the Space Station’s low-orbit micro-gravity environment, including films, television, music and sports events.”
Co-founded by Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky, two of the producers behind the Tom Cruise project, S.E.E-1 has already added a range of creative and executive partners, including former executives at HBO Sports, Viacom and others, all specializing in creating unique entertainment products across movies, TV, music and other content-creating ventures.
“SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space,” said Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky. “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.”
Furthermore, the production duo noted, “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 two trillion-dollar global entertainment industry into low- Earth orbit.”
“SEE-1 will showcase and leverage the space environment in an unprecedented way,” added Axiom Chief Engineer Dr. Michael Baine. “The inflatable module design provides for around six meters diameter of unobstructed pressurized volume, which can be adapted to a range of activities – including an onboard state-of-the-art media production capability that will capture and convey the experience of weightlessness with breathtaking impact.”
OUTLOOK: SPACE STUDIO TO BE OPERATIONAL THIS DECADE
The press release notes that S.E.E.-1 is expected to become operational as a venture by December of 2024, which will be in the early stages of the Axiom module’s assembly. Ideally, this lead time will have them ready to begin actual entertainment productions aboard Axiom Station once it is separated from the ISS sometime around 2028.
However, once the station is operational and entertainers are able to use the space for creative endeavors, fans may get the opportunity to see things that previously generations only dreamed possible.
“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,” said S.E.E. COO Richard Johnston. “Creating a next generation entertainment venue in space opens countless doors to create incredible new content and make these dreams a reality.”
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