The most famous quotes from Apollo 13 originated not in space or mission control, but in Hollywood.
On April 13, 1970, his moon-bound spacecraft, an astronaut, was immediately radioed to astronauts, “Houston, we had a problem here.”
The screenwriter for the 1995 film Apollo 13 wanted to punch him. Thus was born “Houston, we have a problem.”
Even more artistic license was taken with NASA flight director Jean Kranz giving a speech to his team in Houston.
Kranz never declared, “Failure is not an option.”
Ask Kranz what exactly he told the flight controllers, and he closes it without hesitation after a moment’s half-century.
“I never lost an American in space, sure as hell no longer going to lose a single one. This team is coming home. You believe it Your team should believe it. And we should do that. “
Kranz said moviemakers “failure is not an option.”
Does he want her to say that? “No, satisfied with what I said.”
Krenz constantly finds himself setting the record straight – “In fact, every time I speak.”
He said, “I don’t try to rob.”
He borrowed the phrase for the title of his 2000 autobiography.
Director Ron Howard’s film featured Mission Commander Jim Lovell as Eden and Tom Hanks as Kranz, based on Lovell’s 1994 autobiography, Lost Moon. Actors Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon portray Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Hyes and Jack Swigart.