Apollo 13 (1995)
Jack Swigert: So long, Earth. Catch you on the flip side.
Marilyn Lovell: Blanche, Blanche, these nice young men are going to watch the television with you. This is Neil Armstrong, and this is Buzz... Aldrin. Neil Armstrong: Hi. Blanche Lovell: Are you boys in the space program too?
Chris Kraft: This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever faced. Gene Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.
Gene Kranz: Let's look at this thing from a... um, from a standpoint of status. What do we got on the spacecraft that's good?
[On the night of the Apollo 11 landing.] Jim Lovell: Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Neil Armstrong. Ha, ha, ha. Neil Armstrong!
Jim Lovell: From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it's not a miracle, we just decided to go.
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem.
[Watching the Apollo 11 landing on TV.] Pete Conrad: Jim, you think it's too late for him to abort? Jim Lovell: No, he still has time to get outta there, he just needs someone to wave him off.
Andy: When I go up there on 19, I'm gonna take my entire collection of Johnny Cash along!
Marilyn Lovell: Naturally, it's 13. Why 13? Jim Lovell: It comes after 12, hon.
Jim Lovell: Just a little while longer Freddo. Just a little while longer, we're gonna hit that water in the South Pacific. Open up that hatch. It's 80 degrees out there. Fred Haise: 80 degrees.
[As everyone is madly trying to identify the problem from instrument readings.] Jim Lovell: Houston, we are venting something out into space. I can see it outside window one right now. It's definitely a... a gas of some sort. [pause] It's got to be the oxygen.
Gene Kranz: EECOM, is this an instrumentation problem, or are we looking at real power loss here? EECOM White: It's, it's reading a quadruple failure that can't happen! It's, it's got to be instrumentation.
Gene Kranz: We've never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not going to lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.
Gene Kranz: Let's work the problem people. Let's not make things worse by guessing.
Sy Liebergot: Flight... I recommend we shut down reactant valves to the fuel cells. Gene Kranz: What the hell good is that gonna do? Sy Liebergot: If that's where the leak is, we can isolate it. We can save what's left in the tanks and we can run on the good cell. Gene Kranz: You close 'em, you can't open 'em again! You can't land on the moon with one healthy fuel cell! Sy Liebergot: Gene, the Odyssey is *dying*. From my chair here, this is the last option.
R.E.T.R.O. White: Flight, we are looking at a typhoon warning on the edge of the prime recovery zone. Gene Kranz: Say again, RETRO? R.E.T.R.O. White: Flight, we are looking at a typhoon warning on the edge of the prime recovery zone. Now, this is just a warning, it could miss them... Gene Kranz: Yeah, only if their luck changes.