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Houston

     
Houston
1 a city and port in the US state of Texas, where the US government space centre, NASA, is based
2

Houston, we have a problem

the words that one of the astronauts on the unsuccessful Apollo 13 space mission, in order to say that he thought something was going wrong with the mission. People often use these words in a humorous way in other situations.

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