Minute 083: He’ll Be Home on Friday

April 15, 2020

Marilyn Lovell is discussing the media request for putting a transmitter on the Lovell front lawn.

“Look,” says Henry, the Public Affairs Officer for NASA, “I , um, I realize how hard this is, Marilyn, but the whole world is caught up in it – it’s the biggest story since – ”

“No, Henry!” replies Marilyn. “Those people don’t put one piece of equipment on my lawn. If they have a problem with it, they can take it up with my husband. He’ll be home – – on Friday.”

Back in the Lunar Module, Lovell, Haise, and Swigert try to conserve their energy in the frozen cabin.

=DAY 5= says a caption.

“Honky-Tonkin'” by Hank Williams, is playing at a slow speed on the cassette player. Haise pops a couple of pills in zero gravity. Lovell sees his breath frost. Lovell floats back from the Command Module.


Xander Berkeley as Henry

Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell

Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

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