Harm is defending the Naval Academy in a good-natured argument with Watson, who says something about Neil Armstrong being sent to Purdue University (the Navy paid for his education). Harm replies, "You wanna talk Apollo? Jim Lovell, Naval Academy." Jim Lovell was a test pilot before his career with NASA. He went on two Gemini flights and was on Apollo 8, the first flight to orbit the moon. He is probably best known for being the commander of Apollo 13 and managing to get himself and his crew home safely after an explosion that caused serious mechanical problems. Lovell and his crew received the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the mission and so did the Mission Operations Team.