2002 Dan Ramsey, Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home By Dan Ramsey (ISBN 0028643933) page xvii.
Houston, we have a problem.
We're running out of oil! The petroleum that fuels our daily lives is getting harder to find.
Origin of houston-we-have-a-problem
- The origin can be traced to the phrase in past tense ("Houston, we've had a problem here" ) that was used by the crew of the Apollo 13 moon flight, to report a major technical problem back to their Houston base. The phrase is normally misquoted as "Houston, we have a problem" as in the movie Apollo 13: "Houston, we have a problem". See Houston, We've Had a Problem (NASA).