- NASA is launching a spacecraft into an asteroid in an effort to redirect its path.
- Naturally, this has reminded social media of the plot of the Bruce Willis movie Armageddeon.
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I’m an Armageddon truther. What do I mean by that? What I mean is this: Armageddon is one of the best movies ever made. Ever. And I genuinely believe that.
Think about all Armageddon has to offer: it’s got action, it’s got comedy, it’s got romance, and it’s got SPACE. I’m a sucker for a good space movie and Armageddon is that and then some. Don’t even get me started on the cast. Bruce Willis? Check. Young Slick Benny Affleck? Check. Owen Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thorton? Yup. ELITE character actors Will Patton and William Fichtner? It’s got them too. If you’re looking for good old-fashioned cinematic entertainment, Armageddon is perhaps the perfect movie in that regard.
Unfortunately, though, I’m largely alone in my reverence for Armageddon, as it’s since become one of those movies that’s become just as much of a meme as it is an actual film. People *love* to crack jokes about Armageddon, which is why it’s largely the first thing that came to people’s minds following the report that NASA is launching a spacecraft into an asteroid in an attempt to redirect its path.
The mission will utilize what NASA calls the kinetic impactor technique. DART’s target is a binary asteroid system called Didymos, which is made up of a 780-meter asteroid and a smaller “moonlet” dubbed Dimorphos that measures 160 meters across.
While the asteroid poses absolutely no threat to humanity, the goal of the mission is to test whether intentionally crashing an object into an asteroid is in fact an effective way of changing its course. [via The Hill]
Good luck to Bruce Willis on this important mission https://t.co/6UmgSbfQiN
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 23, 2021
Look what you did Bruce Willis. pic.twitter.com/ztAR8WjZFA
— Politics Back Rub (@FaithRubPol) November 24, 2021
So you're saying Bruce Willis died for nothing? https://t.co/yzbk9Dp91S
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) November 24, 2021
In an interview, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said the agency invited Bruce Willis to the launch of the asteroid redirect mission because of his role in "Armageddon." Nelson said he's not going but "we didn't want to miss that connection."
— Christian Davenport (@wapodavenport) November 23, 2021
Aren't we just suppose to send Bruce Willis up to sort it out ? https://t.co/P9XHlH30mU
— G (@fentonpompey) November 24, 2021
1. Atari in 1979 – redirecting asteroids
2. Bruce Willis in 1998 – redirecting asteroids
3. NASA & SpaceX in 2021 – redirecting asteroids
Humans making sci-fi a reality. Amazing to see.
— Lex Fridman (@lexfridman) November 24, 2021
Everybody knows Bruce Willis told NASA he couldn’t make the launch because he is Moonlighting. pic.twitter.com/pWM1ZheGfN
— Bob Davidson (@oybay) November 24, 2021
Will Bruce Willis be back in time for Christmas? I haven’t seen Die Hard this year yet. https://t.co/MiXpEWgBSa
— Deep Longstop 🐶🏏 🍻 (@deeplongstop) November 24, 2021
Unfortunately, if you find yourself in the mood to watch this cinematic masterpiece directed by the one and only Michael Bay, it’s not currently streaming anywhere, so you’ll have to rent it.
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