March 1, 2010

Houston, we have a problem

This phrase became familiar to us from the days of “Star Trek” series which were once broadcast on the Doordarshan, the official channel of India. I remembered this phrase but never knew the origin of this. All was clear was that whenever there was a problem with the spacecraft, this phrase was heard. This phrase is a misrepresentation of the message astronaut Swigert of Apollo 13 mission conveyed to Houston. Original, the dialogues are as follows: 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… Read More »Houston, we have a problem