This past weekend, Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell and Fred Haise gathered with ground crew members at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, where the space capsule is displayed. Together, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of their astonishing and safe landing.
Jack Lousma, the main communications link between the ground crew and the flight crew, told the Kansas City Star he was "dumbfounded" when someone asked him later, "What if the astronauts hadn't made it?"
"It never entered my mind," he said. "We were all positively focused on getting those guys back."
And that, my friends, is the way to generate productive, creative energy. It's a new week. Let's shoot for the moon.
P.S. If you've never visited the Cosmosphere, it's amazing. I highly recommend it.