Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Houston, we have a problem....

Originally a genuine report of a life-threatening fault. Now used humorously to report any kind of problem.

John Swigert, Jr. and James Lovell who, with Fred Haise Jr., made up the crew of the US's Apollo 13 moon flight used (almost) this phrase to report a major technical problem back to their Houston base.

Swigert: 'Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here.'
Duke: 'This is Houston. Say again please.'
Lovell: 'Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a main B bus undervolt.'

The phrase was later used as the tagline for the 1995 film - Apollo 13.

Going to Houston, Texas for work and shopping!!! Driving in Houston is CRAZY!!! S is driving and I'm her co-pilot which is even scarier 'cause I have no sense of directions. Ask R, he'll tell ya.

1 comment:

J3NIDAD said...

bean, it's me! what's up?