The shuttles are launched and arrive at the space station, where its sole cosmonaut Lev Andropov helps with refueling.
Setting it in Seattle- the home of the Grunge band was a fantastic idea as well.
Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures.
A massive meteor shower destroys the orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis and bombards a swath of land around the North Atlantic.
NASA discovers through the Hubble Space Telescope that the meteors were debris propelled from the asteroid belt by a rogue asteroid roughly the size of Texas, christened "Dottie" by its discoverer.
The band plays and sings as they stand in front of a collection of photographs.
Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene.
Armageddon opened in theaters only two and a half months after the similar asteroid impact-based film Deep Impact, which starred Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman.
Armageddon fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate.
As the world learns of the mission's apparent failure, another meteorite decimates most of Paris. at the controls, they reach the required depth for the bomb. J.'s air hose and shoves him back inside, telling him that he is the son Harry never had and gives his blessing to marry Grace. After some last minute difficulties involving both the shuttle engines and the detonator, the Freedom moves to a safe distance and Harry triggers the detonation while his life flashes before his eyes.
All seems lost until Independence's Armadillo arrives. However, flying debris from the asteroid damages the triggering device, requiring someone to stay behind to manually detonate the bomb. The bomb successfully splits the asteroid, avoiding the collision with Earth. and Grace get married, with photos of Harry and the other lost crew members present.
Truman delays the military, while Harry convinces the shuttle commander Colonel Willie Sharp to disarm the remote trigger.