Apollo 13

Apollo 131995

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Rating: PG
Runtime: 140 minutes

Produced a year before Ron Howard's film of the doomed space mission hit Hollywood, To the Edge and Back brings the real faces of the Apollo 13 saga to the forefront. Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise talk about the flight (Jack Swigert died in 1… more »

Gene Kranz:
Let's work the problem people. Let's not make things worse by guessing.

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  • Steven Pesante
    Steven Pesante
    I very recently wrote to Eugene Kranz and asked him if he actually said "People, Let's work the problem". He wrote back and said the actual comment he made was" Let's solve the problem, Team . . . Let's not make it worse by guessing". I was interested in his exact quote since I had use the Apollo 13 movie version frequently with my Boy Scout Troop as Scoutmaster, when the Scouts had a tough problem to work out. Needles to say, I was thrilled to get his response. 
    LikeReply 14 years ago
  • Greg Evans
    Greg Evans
    As I sit watching the finger pointing about the Ebola situation on FOX News, I am reminded what a true leader said back when another crisis gripped the country. NASA's boss Gene Kranz had just heard the famous words from Apollo 13, "Houston, we have a problem!' With just minutes to decide if our three astronauts would live or die, Gene Kranz took charge and issued the listed quote. Panic was averted and the astronauts came home. Where is that leadership today? 
    LikeReply 28 years ago


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