“Houston, we have a problem here”

These were the words of famous NASA astronaut John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. as he informed Mission Control in Houston of the oxygen tank explosion during the moon flight mission Apollo 13 on which he was the command module pilot. These words have become famously known to the general public after the widely seen movie Apollo 13, which depicts the great challenges that the Apollo 13 crew overcame to safely return to earth. Here is a picture of the statue that is located in Denver International airport to commemorate John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. who was born in Denver in 1931.

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