Armageddon (1998) (part 8 of 13)
I have to say, Ryan was right. This launch sequence very nearly plays out in real time.
Finally, the shuttles reach space and the guys all start taking off their helmets. Everyone’s pretty awestruck at being out here, especially Oscar, who notes they’re “just in the beginning part of space” and they haven’t even “gotten to outer space yet!” Okay, Owen Wilson’s “Dennis Hopper on Quaaludes” routine is really starting to wear thin. How much longer till he bites it?
One of the shuttle pilots spots the Russian space station and prepares for docking maneuvers. Down at Mission Control, Truman tells the boys that the space station’s been up there for eleven years, and “most of us don’t have cars that old!” I guess the pay’s pretty good at NASA, huh?