Minute 067: Computer Off

January 29, 2019

Jim Lovell is telling Mission Control they’ve had to learn to “fly all over again, but we’re doing better now, over.”

“Roger that, Aquarius,” says Capcom.

“Have ’em close it out,” says Flight Director Glynn Lunney.

“Jack,” says Capcom, “uh, we can close out your procedure now.”

“Now,” replies Swigert,”do we know for sure that we can power this thing back up? It’s going to get awfully cold in here.”

“Copy that, Jack,” says Capcom, “We’re just have to deal with that later.”  Swigert stabs a button, and the computer turns off.

“Computer off,” says a mission controller.

“We’re clear,” says another controller.

“We’re go on the LM,” says a third controller.

Lunney nods at the Capcom.

“We confirm shutdown, Jack,” says Capcom. “Lunar Module now in control.”

Swigert turns off the cabin lights and looks at the darkened Command Module.

“Roger that, Houston,” says Swigert. “This is Odyssey, signing off.”  Jack takes a last look around the dark ship, and heads back down the tunnel to Aquarius.


Mark McClure as Glynn Lunney
Brett Cullen as Capcom
Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert
Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton as Fred Haise
Ed Harris as Gene Kranz
Ray McKinnon as FIDO White Team Jerry Bostick
Andy Milder as GUIDO White Team

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