Armageddon

Visible crew/equipment: There is a reflection of the cameraman & crane in fume in the outside shot while A.J. and Lev discuss controls of the Armadillo, before they reach the canyon.

Zenzucht

Other mistake: Adding on to the idea of the shuttles flying too close together, at a couple points the ejected shuttles from one booster appear to fly directly into the flight path of the tailing shuttle. While is certainly possible the second shuttle could maneuver to avoid the collision, it further demonstrates the absurdities of launching the two craft in such close proximity.

Vader47000

Factual error: During the opening shot of the shuttle Atlantis in the satellite repair scenes, its cargo bay doors are closed. Standard procedure for orbiting shuttles was to keep its cargo doors open, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that the airlock is located within the cargo bay. The astronaut isn't tethered but using an MMU, but still would have to enter and exit through the cargo bay airlock, meaning if the doors where closed, if there were an emergency he'd have to wait for someone to open them before he could get back in.

Vader47000

Revealing mistake: When it shows the first shuttle docking with the Russian space station, you can see the word "Force" on the side of the shuttle. When the second shuttle docks, its a reverse of the same footage, because now you can see the word "Force" is backwards.

GalahadFairlight

Factual error: When landing back on Earth, the Colonel says "100% flaps." Flap positions are graduated in°, with the extreme position being full flaps (40 to 50°).

Rockhound: Hey Harry...
Harry Stamper: Yeah, Rock?
Rockhound: You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon, and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts, built by the lowest bidder.

Friso94

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Trivia: While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.

LorgSkyegon

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Question: When asked if he had any family, Colonel Sharp replies that he has "2 girls" although there is no mention of a wife. Are there any clues to what happened to his wife in the rest of the film?

reedsangel

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