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1998 Bruce Willis In "Armageddon."

Since NASA’s announcement that they are launching a one-way mission to see if it’s possible to change the direction of an asteroid in case one ever poses a threat to Earth, Twitter has almost unanimously thought up of a better solution — Bruce Willis.

While NASA has already launched their first mission to test their asteroid-deflecting technology, Bruce Willis already did the job in 1998’s Armageddon. When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew.

Per Deadline, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said the agency invited Willis to the launch, but Nelson said the actor wonโ€™t be there. Given Willisโ€™ memorable turn in Armageddon, Nelson said โ€œwe didnโ€™t want to miss that connection.โ€ Were they making a reference to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” from the film? Nice one, NASA.

  • Go Sort It Out Bruce

  • Good Luck Bruce

  • Bruce Declined The Invite

  • Would've Been Nice

  • We Didn't Want To Miss That Connection

  • Thanks Aerosmith

  • Bruce Died For Nothing?

  • Hopefully He'll Be Back For Christmas

  • He Should Be In Every NASA Meeting

  • Third Generation Oil Driller, Anyone?

  • Get Bruce And His Crew!