As the chain reaction of destroyed satellites is growing, Kowalski quips "Half of North America just lost their Facebook".note He's mistaken, though. Facebook (and the rest of the Internet) doesn't use satellites.
As Stone finally gets out of the wrecked Soyuz and heads to the Tiangong, she says the three words that anyone in the same situation would be thinking:
Stone: I hate space.
"Now that we have some distance between us, you're attracted to me, right?"
Marvin the Martian's statue.
Shariff's victory dance.
Kowalski: He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena.
How much do Chinese love ping-pong? Well, in the Tiangong, there are ping-pong paddles floating around.
Kowalsky, having disappeared into the void twenty minutes earlier, re-appears very much alive and hitches a ride in the Tiangong escape capsule. He brought the vodka. Especially memorable for audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival, who were on the floor in hysterics.
At the opening of the film, when Kowalksi keeps trying to tell stories, and Houston points out that he's told them all before. Multiple times.
Stone trying to figure out the Shenzhou's control panel, which is made up of about a hundred buttons - all labelled in Chinese.