Tom Cruise as soon as helped NASA redesign its web site
Within the early 2000s, Tom Cruise was engaged on films like Mission Inconceivable II, Minority Report and The Final Samurai. Nevertheless, when he wasn’t busy enjoying a lead position, he additionally had a penchant for telling the world’s largest area company the way it might make its web site higher. That is in accordance with former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe, who was informed to replace the company’s 2002 website as a result of it took guests “three clicks to oblivion.”
It is an incredible selection of phrases contemplating that he’d go on to star within the 2013 movie Oblivion, however Cruise undoubtedly acquired his level throughout. “[He] got here in and visited the workplaces in the future and he is an enormous area nut and the entire bit,” says O’Keefe. “He informed me, ‘You’ve got obtained this nice web site with tons of data on it and it is completely designed for lots of analysis school throughout the globe, I assume, that’s going to be of curiosity to them. However to the remainder of us it is three clicks to oblivion and also you go to the subsequent factor and you end up nowhere.”
The actor’s help did not finish there. Cruise provided to mortgage NASA certainly one of his “tech heads” who usually designed his film trailers. O’Keefe accepted. Whereas the previous chief admits the company then modified the looks of its web site to make it extra “inviting and fascinating,” one other NASA worker advised Area Information that the redesign was accomplished by a contractor and never one among Cruise’s group (who have been by the way “good, sensible people.”) NASA’s web site truly underwent a current redesign which places extra concentrate on social media and on-line video. Nevertheless, there is no phrase on whether or not Val Kilmer had a say in its improvement.