Jim Lovell

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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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James Arthur Lovell, Jr., Captain, USN, Ret. (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut, most famous as the commander who brought the crippled Apollo 13 back safely.


  • Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.
  • The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it.
  • There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.
  • Well, Deke; if I had a dollar for every time I've been killed in that thing, I wouldn't have to work for you. We'll get it together by launch time.
  • Houston, we've had a problem.

(Misquoted in the movie Apollo 13 as "Houston, we have a problem.")

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