Dramatical understatements, yes indeed! All these historical facts are the biggest understatements ever! Understatement means the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is. No way any of these you’re about to see could of had a good outcome. We all hoped for the best and accepted the aftermath. Kind of a live and learn experience.
In the movie ‘Apollo 13’ the actual quote is famously misquoted by Tom Hanks who says, “Houston, we have a problem.” This was likely done for dramatic effect, in case you were wondering why this quote is slightly different than you remember it.