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: Do you know what I thought when this first came up? Glenn Latham
: What, your pipe? Cliff Buxton
: No. The moon mission. Glenn Latham
: You beauty? Cliff Buxton
: I thought, imagine stuffing that up. Isn't that odd? Glenn Latham
: What? Cliff Buxton
: Well, that I was more scared than excited. Glenn Latham
: I don't think that's odd. I feel like that all the time.
: I stand corrected. Ross "Mitch" Mitchell
: No, you're WRONG! Al Burnett
: Do we have a problem? Ross "Mitch" Mitchell
: Yeah! You treat us like a pack of galahs! Glenn Latham
: That's a type of parrot.
: Are you telling me that NASA's prime receiving station has absolutely no idea where Apollo 11 is? Glenn Latham
: Yeah - it's on its way to the moon.
: Everything's fine. Al Burnett
: Except we lost Apollo 11! Glenn Latham
: Oh, except for that.
: My wife said something. She said, "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret". Glenn Latham
: Oh, that's good advice. Cliff Buxton
: Pretty good. Glenn Latham
: I wish somebody'd tell me that.
: Not everyone at NASA is a hotshot college genius. The guy I most admire is from a one-horse town in Ohio. Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: And what's he do? Al Burnett
: Tomorrow he's gonna walk on the moon. Glenn Latham
: ...Who's the guy?
: Glenn, come here. Glenn Latham
: What? Al Burnett
: Every coordinate in this book has been changed. Glenn Latham
: Yeah... I changed them. Al Burnett
: You what? Glenn Latham
: I changed them. Al Burnett
: Why? Glenn Latham
: Because they were wrong. Al Burnett
: Why were they wrong? Glenn Latham
: Dunno. Cliff Buxton
: No, what about them was wrong? Glenn Latham
: Oh! Well, the figures NASA gave us were for the northern hemisphere... and we're in the southern hemisphere? I can change them back but then you'd be pointing in the wrong d... Cliff Buxton
: Glenn, it might be a good idea for you to tell us these things. Glenn Latham
: Oh, sure, I just didn't wanna worry you... Cuppa tea, Al?
: We stuffed? Glenn Latham
: Yep. We're stuffed.
[explaining to Janine how the prime receiving stations work
] Glenn Latham
: Imagine the earth as a basketball. Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: This'll be good. Glenn Latham
: And on top of the basketball there's...
[to Mitch and Cliff
] Glenn Latham
: What's the name of the thing you put the pump into? Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: A hole. Glenn Latham
: Yeah but it's got a name.
[Mitch shrugs his shoulders
] Glenn Latham
: The valve! Imagine on top there's a valve, and on the bottom there's another valve and... Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: You know, basketballs only have one valve, Glenn. Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: Well, what's something that has two valves? Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: Tuba? Glenn Latham
: It's gotta be round. Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: Tamborine? Glenn Latham
: That doesn't have valves! Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: Coconut! Cliff Buxton
: Computer. 20 seconds it does what it used to take me 5 hours on a slide rule. Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
: And a basketball.