Minute 085: Swigert Gave Me the Clap

April 17, 2020

Jim Lovell and Fred Haise are discussing Mary Haise’s pregnancy while floating in the Lunar Module.

“Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl?” says Haise.

“You’re gonna find out soon enough,” says Lovell.

“Sure,” says Haise, looking out the window at the Moon. “I never dreamed I’d get to do something like this – – come up here on a real mission. Most of the guys I graduated high school with never even left home, and here I am.”

“Yeah,” says Lovell. “Here y’are.”

“It hurts when I urinate,” says Haise.

“Well, you’re not getting enough water,” replies Lovell.

“No, I’m drinkin’ my rations, same as you,” says Haise. “I think old Swigert gave me the clap. He’s been pissing in my relief tube.”

“Well, that’ll be a hot one at the debriefing,” replies Lovell.


Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

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