AJ draws the short straw designating him as the one who must stay behind on the asteroid in order to detonate the bomb. Harry offers to take AJ to the airlock. As they prepare to exit, Harry tears his mission patch from his suit, rips AJ's airhose from his spacesuit and pushes him back into the airlock, taking AJ's place as the detonator. 'You're gonna take care of my little girl now,' Harry tells him above his protests. 'I always thought of you as a son...I'd be damn proud to have you marry Grace.' He requests that AJ give his mission patch to Truman. As pilots Sharpe (William Fichtner) and Watts (Jessica Steen) prepare the ship for liftoff, Harry makes a final tearful call to Grace in order to say goodbye. When the ship's thrusters refuse to start, Watts attempt to fix them without success. Obviously tired of Watts' take charge attitude, Lev pushes her aside and bangs the thrusters with a pipe wrench, getting them to start. With Freedom at a safe distance and only seconds left until the asteroid hits zero barrier, Harry detonates the bomb while his life passes before his eyes. The asteroid breaks in two and passes the earth as expected. People all over the world begin coming out of their hiding places. When Freedom lands, the survivors are given a heroes' welcome. In the final scene, Sharpe asks to shake Grace's hand, 'the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I ever met.' Truman congratulates AJ with the mission. AJ gives him the mission patch that Harry wanted him to have, which Truman fondly receives. A group of jets fly through the air, one breaking off to symbolize the crew members who perished. During the credits, we see Super 8 footage of Grace and AJ's wedding, with all the drillers including Lev celebrating happily. Four pictures of team mates that died during the mission are proudly displayed inside the church during the ceremony.