The new Mission Impossible movie has the Tom Cruise character hanging off a rapidly ascending Airbus A400M. His frantic hands clutch the door, his legs flail behind him. Man, that really looks like Tom Cruise doing the stunt himself.

Hey, it really is Tom Cruise!

Who does the guy hanging on for dear life look like….

At the end of this month, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation will debut with its typical treasure trove of superhuman stunts. You might want to pay particular attention to the scene where Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) grabs the outside of a humongous Airbus A400M as it takes off and holds on for dear life. Apparently he missed normal check-in.

It’s really Tom Cruise, who admits “I’m scared shitless.”

That Scientology religion apparently gives its members an exceptionally strong faith in science and technology.

Interestingly enough, when the first paratroop jumps were performed on the A400M, Airbus CEO Tom Enders and the A400M project manager were among the first group to leap from the plane. We’ll assume as part of the test, rather than abandonment.

In the last MMI, Tom Cruise scrambled around the top of the Burj Dubai building like Spiderman.  The Burj Dubai (in Dubai) is the tallest building in the world at 163 floors.  I guess if you fall off from 16 floors the result is about the same as 163, but you have a longer ride to contemplate the future.

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