Top 10 technical errors in the movie Apollo 13

JokeTribe - THE Best College Humor Archive of Funny Jokes

Live! from the Johnson Space Center, the

Top Ten TECHNICAL ERRORS/ANACHRONISMS in the movie "Apollo 13"

- compiled by a bunch of genuine NASA dweebs who actually noticed these things.

(Reading this list is guaranteed not to give the story away, but reading this next sentence will: They make it back safely.)


10. The NASA "worm" logo appears on a glass door.
The logo was not developed until 1976.

9. One engineer checks an astronaut's addition using a slide rule.
Slide rules are not used for addition.

8. Jim Lovell's license plate is new.

7. The astronauts point out the Sea of Tranquility while on the dark side of the moon.

It is on the other side.

6. A technician at the cape is wearing a Rockwell International logo on his coveralls.
The Apollo capsule was built by North American, which did not become Rockwell International until after the Apollo program.

5. The gantry arms for the Saturn V are released in unison, not one at a time.

4. During entry, the spacecraft is shown hurling directly at the earth.
At that angle, it would punch a brief but fiery hole through the atmosphere. It should be aiming towards the horizon.

3. The paint pattern on the Saturn V is for the test configuration, not the launch configuration.

2. The astronauts look at their intended landing site while on the dark side of the moon.
It is a good thing they didn't land - no communications with Earth; it's dark and very cold.

AND THE NUMBER ONE TECHNICAL ERROR/ANACHRONISM in APOLLO 13 is:

1. In space, from outside the capsule, propulsion jets do not make any noise.

If you like what we have for you here on JokeTribe, please do consider donating to us. Any amount, even a small one, would truly be helpful.

 

About JokeTribe


These all are jokes that we've had the good fortune of having other people email to us or we've retrieved off the Internet. Over time, we've sent them on to the subscribers of our various jokes lists. Since we're talking some ten years of managing these emails lists, we've built up a pretty sizeable (and FUNNY) collection of jokes. They cover pretty much any category and topic that you can imagine; from clean jokes to dirty jokes and most everything in between, including the much loved lawyer jokes and the blonde jokes and the yo mama jokes as well as those redneck jokes. Remember, we did NOT author them, but we did take the time to convert the text files to html.

If you are certain of the authorship of any of these, email us the author's name along with relevant information on how we can verify that they truly are the author so we can give them the credit that they deserve.

 

 

Browse Amazon Bestsellers