Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) plans to launch what it claims is the world’s first entertainment studio and multipurpose arena in zero gravity. The company is co-producing Tom Cruise’s upcoming space movie. According to Variety, SEE has unveiled plans to build a space station module that contains a sports and entertainment arena as well as a content studio by December 2024. Named SEE-1, the module is intended to house movies, television, music and sporting events. as well as artists, producers, and creatives who want to create content in a low orbit, microgravity environment.
The facilities will allow for the development, production, recording, broadcasting and live streaming of content. SEE intends to produce its own content and events in the module as well as to make it available to third parties. Axiom Space, which in January 2020 won NASA approval to build a commercial component of the International Space Station (ISS), will begin construction of SEE-1.
The module will dock with Axiom’s commercial arm, named Axiom Station, which will also accommodate other commercial ventures, including space tourism. Axiom Station will then separate from the ISS in 2028.
SEE, which was co-founded in the UK by entrepreneurs and producers Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky, is currently planning a fundraiser. “SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space,” Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky said in a statement.
“It will provide a single, accessible home for unlimited entertainment possibilities in a location with innovative infrastructure that will unleash a new world of creativity. With world leader Axiom Space building this groundbreaking state-of-the-art facility, SEE-1 will not provide 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,” the statement continued.
“Axiom Station, the world’s first commercial space station, is designed as the foundational infrastructure enabling a diverse economy in orbit,” said Michael Suffredini, President and CEO of Axiom Space. “The addition of a dedicated entertainment venue to Axiom Station’s business capabilities in the form of SEE-1 will expand the station’s usefulness as a platform for a global user base and highlight the range of opportunities offered by the new space economy,” added Suffredini.
“SEE-1 will showcase and exploit the space environment in an unprecedented way,” said Axiom Chief Engineer Dr. Michael Baine. “The design of the inflatable module provides approximately six meters in diameter of unobstructed pressurized volume, which can be adapted to a range of activities – including a state-of-the-art multimedia production capability that will capture and transmit the experience of weightlessness with breathtaking impact,” explained Dr Baine. Richard Johnston, COO of SEE added:
“From Jules Verne to ‘Star Trek,’ sci-fi entertainment has inspired millions around the world to dream of what the future might bring. Creating a next-generation entertainment venue in the “space inspires opens countless doors to create amazing new content and make those dreams a reality.”