6. ‘Houston, We’ve Had A Problem’
We’ve all heard a variation of this famous line in the movie of the same name ‘Apollo13’ where Tom Hanks says ‘Houston, we have a problem’ but according to the transcripts that NASA had, the actual line was ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’. So, what actually happened?
Ironically, on April 13, the crew was a good 2,00,000 miles away from Earth and 80,000 kms from the moon when the mission controller spotted a warning signal depicting low pressure on a hydrogen tank in the Odyssey. That is when matters quickly went out of hand.