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The epic stories of NASA’s missions to the Moon. Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13. With Kevin Fong. Theme music: Hans Zimmer.

13 Minutes to the Moon BBC

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The epic stories of NASA’s missions to the Moon. Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13. With Kevin Fong. Theme music: Hans Zimmer.

    Countdown to Season 2

    Countdown to Season 2

    Jump on-board a doomed mission to the Moon. Apollo 13: the extraordinary story, told by the people who flew it and saved it. Lift off is on 9 March.
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    Presenter: Kevin Fong
    Written by Kevin Fong and Andrew Luck-Baker
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music

    • 3 min
    Bonus: The making of the music

    Bonus: The making of the music

    Hans Zimmer in a special episode about creating the 13 Minutes to the Moon theme music. The Oscar and Grammy-winning composer talks music, space and the importance of knowing how to make a really good cup of coffee.
    He says, “All we are doing with the music is we’re opening the door a little crack and saying ‘OK, now let your imagination run free’”.
    With Kevin Fong.
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music.
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    • 21 min
    Bonus: The music by Hans Zimmer

    Bonus: The music by Hans Zimmer

    Hear the full theme music from 13 Minutes to the Moon. By Hans Zimmer and produced and arranged by Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music. #13MinutestotheMoon

    • 3 min
    Ep.12 Live from Houston

    Ep.12 Live from Houston

    “We choose to go.” The season finale comes from where President John F Kennedy made his famous Moon speech to rally the US behind the Apollo programme. The venue is Rice University in Houston, where we reflect on one of the greatest achievements in human history. And we consider a future return to the moon.
    With Kevin Fong.
    Starring:
    John Aaron
    Gerry Griffin
    Walt Cunningham
    Peggy Whitson
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music
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    This episode is being released 50 years after the first moon landing.

    • 59 min
    Ep.11 The 13 minutes

    Ep.11 The 13 minutes

    History as it happened, uninterrupted: every word, every crackle, the tension and triumph. Hear how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to reach the Moon. This is NASA’s archive recording of Capcom Charlie Duke’s communications loop from 20 July 1969.
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    • 18 min
    Ep.10 ‘For all mankind’

    Ep.10 ‘For all mankind’

    History as it happened, explained. Kevin Fong guides us through the descent to the Moon from start to finish, using Capcom Charlie Duke’s communications loop, from NASA’s archive.
    And we hear memories and reflections on Apollo 11 from:
    Charlie Duke
    Poppy Northcutt
    John Aaron
    Jim Lovell
    Margaret Hamilton
    George Abbey
    Michael Collins
    Bill Carpentier
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Wozza 1 ,

One of the best podcasts ever

I’ve listened to these episodes a couple of times each now. Hugely recommended, so much detail and the interviews are impressive. Legendary event, legendary broadcast. I have to give the BBC a 10/10 and Kevin Fong 11/10. Hans Zimmer for the intro 11/10

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