Tom Cruise may have a penchant for performing his own thrilling stunts in action films, but when it comes to space travel, he's going to let some other brave people lead the way. 

During the Moscow premiere for his new post-apocalyptic scifi film "Oblivion," the 50-year-old actor expressed interest in one of several private spaceflight programs in development. 

"Who wouldn’t want to do something like that? I'm going to let a couple of other people test it out first but it would be great," he told the U.K. newspaper The Sun. "I was always hoping when I was a kid that we would be traveling to different planets by now."

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The most promising private spaceflight available to the public is Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, with suborbital trips planned to begin in 2014. Unfortunately, with tickets starting at $200,000, only the extremely deep pocketed can afford to reach for the stars. Nevertheless, celebrities like Russell Brand and Ashton Kutcher — not to mention 500 other customers — have reserved seats for the first flights aboard the six-passenger suborbital spaceship. 

Check out a trailer for Cruise's "Oblivion" below.

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Tom Cruise interested in trip to space
'Oblivion' actor says a ride on a private space flight sounds pretty cool - but he's going to let some other brave souls try it out first.