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see also successful failure

Less then one year after man first walked on the moon Apollo 13 was simply a "routine" flight until a faulty thermostat caused an oxygen canister to explode, blowing an entire side of the spacecraft away, the ship eventally starts leaking oxygen and the crew (Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise) have to survive in the Lunar Module until they can safely make it back to earth. But they didn't get to play with moom rocks.
"Houston, we have a problem."
by IrishRepublicanArmy November 16, 2003
 
1.
Noun. To shit oneself, specifically a disastrous venting of gas that requires an immediate return home.
I was on the castle walls in Cartagena's old town when I suffered an Apollo 13, shit ran down my leg and I had to dry my shorts in the breeze until they were dry enough for me to get a taxi back to the apartment
by Juice Terry January 30, 2010
 
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when you have to be resourceful and imaginative when confronted by a unexpected disaster . Using objects and resources at hand rather then what you really need.
On a road trip , in the middle of nowhere, your alternator dies but you have to keep going or risk dieing in the godforsaken place you find yourself. So you have to turn off the CD player, the heater, turn off the dash lights, unplug one of the headlights to conserve what juice the battery has stored in it to make to where the problem can be rectified.
As with the Apollo 13 astronauts when disaster struck them, using available resources to get home
by dogboy14 December 17, 2009
 
4.
Facing the ceiling on a bed or couch, placing you're feet on the wall and grab onto you're shirt for you will be in great turbulence after you rip one straight in your buddy's face.
You: Hey man I've gotta rip.
Friend: Go for it.
You: I wanna be a little more creative..
Friend: uhhhh...ok..WAIT...WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!?!
You: HAHAHAH i just Apollo 13ned your ass!
by yerrrrmom November 18, 2010
 
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Moments before an accidental Moon landing you fart releasing unexpected gases that change your original trajectory. Upon new trajectory you notice how close you were to a moon landing and jury-rig things out of your gym bag to get yourself out of the situation as fast as possible.
I was bending over in the locker room but I farted and stood back up. When I stood up I noticed the guy behind me had his Charlie Browns all in my face. So I grabbed my water bottle and a sock out of my gym bag and walked to the sink like I was fucking Macgyver and pulled an Apollo 13.
by WisconsinBenjamin January 28, 2012
 
6.
The act of penis insertion post space docking
Bob pinched a loaf into my cootch then proceeded to pack the fudge within inches of my cervix. he called it an "apollo 13"
by brian duclos April 27, 2010
 
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Houston, we have a PROBLEM!!! When the condom breaks during intercourse between a man and a woman.
Aw shit baby, i just pulled an apollo 13!
by WalterCronkiteSpecial May 05, 2010