Minute 097: Sick and Tired

May 05, 2020

CAPCOM tells Swigert that President Nixon has granted an income tax extension for him, since Jack is most decidedly “out of the country.”

“Roger that, Houston. That’s wonderful news,” replies Swigert.

In Mission Control, the Flight Surgeon has advice for Gene Kranz.

“Tell them they have to sleep,” says the Flight Surgeon. “Haise is running a fever of a 104.”

“Thirteen,” says CAPCOM. “Listen, we’ve had another request from Flight Surgeon that you fellas get some more sleep. He doesn’t like his readings down here.”

In Aquarius, Lovell gets angry.

“Let’s see how he feels about this,” says Lovell, undoing his sensor pack. “I’m sick and tired of the entire Western world knowing how my kidneys are functioning!”

On the Flight Surgeon’s monitor, Lovell’s medical feed flatlines.

“Flight,” says the surgeon, “I just lost Lovell!”

“Uh, Thirteen,” says CAPCOM, “This is Houston. Jim, we just had a drop out on your biomed sensors?”

“I’m not wearing my biomed sensors, Houston,” says Lovell, calmly.


Christian Clemenson as Flight Surgeon

Ed Harris as Gene Kranz

Mark McClure as Glynn Lunney

Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

Ned Vaughn as CAPCOM – Gold

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