Apollo 13 commander James Lovell is known for the famous words “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” where he reports an explosion to NASA Mission Control. The mission’s moon landing was aborted, but tragedy still turned to triumph when they safely made their way back to Earth.
In the photo above, James is shown wearing a Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi, which was actually a popular choice among NASA astronauts during the Moon voyages. First produced in 1954, the GMT-Master was developed for Pan-Am Airlines to meet their need for a reliable watch that could display more than one time zone at once. Photo by NASA