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."
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
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!
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
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.
A variation on Space Docking, Apollo 13 involves tilting a woman back on her shoulders after defecating in her vagina, causing her to expel the fecal matter out of her vagina onto her own face (if into her own mouth, see Apollo 11). The original defecator is then required to state, "Houston, we have a problem."
That girl was so nasty, she let me Apollo 13 her ass and then just fell asleep.
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!