Minute 048: Forgot to File

September 19, 2018

Fred Haise is demonstrating orange juice in zero gravity. “Lemon Tree,” sung by Trini López, begins to play.

In Mission Control, Marilyn Lovell is talking to Henry Hurt.

“Do they know they’re not on the air?” asks Marilyn.

“We’ll tell them when they get back,” replies Henry.

“Uh, well, if – if anyone from the- uh, from the IRS is watching, I, uh, forgot to file my – my – my Ten Forty return. I mean, I meant to do it today but –” says Jack Swigert.

“That’s no joke!” says EECOM, “They’ll jump on him!”

The Flight Director smiles and exhales cigarette smoke.

“Well, folks,” says Fred Haise, “Let’s head on down to the Lunar Excursion Module! Follow me!”  Fred floats down the access tunnel to the LM.

“Now, when we get ready to land on the Moon,” narrates Jim Lovell, “Fred Haise and I will float down this access tunnel into the Lunar Module, leaving Jack Swigert in -”

“EECOM,” says Gene Kranz, “That – that stir’s going to be on both H-Two and both Oh-Two tanks, is that correct?”

“–spacecraft will remain connected,” continues Lovell.


Jim Lovell: Tom Hanks
Jack Swigert: Kevin Bacon
Fred Haise: Bill Paxton
EECOM White Team: Clint Howard
EECOM Gold Team John Aaron:  Loren Dean
Marilyn Lovell:  Kathleen Quinlan
Barbara Lovell: Mary Kate Schellhardt
Susan Lovell: Emily Ann Lloyd
Blanch Lovell: Jean Speegle Howard
Henry Hurt: Xander Berkeley

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