Yesterday NASA was able to send a vending machine-sized spacecraft 7 million miles through space and successfully collide with asteroid Dimorphos, which is the size of a football stadium. The mission was to demonstrate that we could deflect asteroids using this method. So all that training on “Asteroids” as a kid is finally paying off! So what did we learn? New York Times had a good article about it.
BTW – Where is Col. Willie Sharp to shake their hands? (that’s a reference to the movie “Armageddon”)
IMPACT SUCCESS! Watch from #DARTMIssion’s DRACO Camera, as the vending machine-sized spacecraft successfully collides with asteroid Dimorphos, which is the size of a football stadium and poses no threat to Earth. pic.twitter.com/7bXipPkjWD— NASA (@NASA) September 26, 2022
TOP FIVE CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE “ARMAGEDDON”
1. Bruce Willis as Harry S. Stamper
Bruce Willis brings his usual badassery to the role of Harry Stamper, an oil rigger who is recruited by the government to lead a team of astronauts on a mission to stop a giant asteroid from colliding with Earth. While Stamper is initially reluctant to take on the mission, he ultimately agrees to do so in order to save his daughter (played by Liv Tyler) from certain death.
2. Ben Affleck as A.J. Frost
Ben Affleck stars as A.J. Frost, an astronaut who is recruited for the mission to stop the asteroid. Frost is initially portrayed as a slacker and womanizer, but he eventually steps up and proves himself to be a brave and competent member of the team.
3. Liv Tyler as Grace Stamper
Liv Tyler plays Grace Stamper, the daughter of Harry Stamper. Grace is initially resentful of her father for putting his work ahead of his family, but she eventually comes to understand and appreciate his decision to save the world from the asteroid.
4. William Fichtner as Colonel William Sharp
William Fichtner plays Colonel William Sharp, the leader of the team of astronauts tasked with stopping the asteroid. Sharp is a no-nonsense military man who is laser-focused on completing the mission, even if it means sacrificing his own life in the process.
5. Steve Buscemi as Rockhound
Steve Buscemi plays Rockhound, an astrogeologist who is part of the team of astronauts sent to stop the asteroid. Rockhound is an eccentric character who is more interested in collecting rocks than actually saving the world, but he ultimately comes through when it matters most.
Remember last year when we were talking something flying over Marysville?