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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. Presenter: Kevin Fong. Theme music: Hans Zimmer

13 Minutes to the Moon BBC

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 203 Ratings

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. Presenter: Kevin Fong. Theme music: Hans Zimmer

    S2 Ep.07 Resurrection

    S2 Ep.07 Resurrection

    “I still have nightmares about this.” Can the crew survive the dangers of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere? An error could see them either incinerated or becoming lost forever in deep space. #13MinutestotheMoon
    For more Apollo films and photos: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring
    Jim Lovell
    John Aaron
    Dave Reed
    Hal Loden
    Jerry Bostick
    Jim Kelly
    Fred Haise
    Charlie Duke
    Joe Kerwin
    Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Chuck Deiterich
    Marilyn Lovell
    Gerry Griffin
    Written by Kevin Fong and Andrew Luck-Baker
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 1 hr
    S2 Bonus 02: John Aaron

    S2 Bonus 02: John Aaron

    Special episode with Nasa legend, flight controller John Aaron.
    This extended interview ranges from John first learning about the explosion, to
    his doubts and fears during Apollo 13¹s descent through the Earth¹s
    atmosphere. #13MinutestotheMoon
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers
    Music

    • 39 min
    S2 Bonus 01: Jim Lovell

    S2 Bonus 01: Jim Lovell

    Special episode with Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell. An extended interview.
    The true space pioneer talks to Kevin Fong about everything from the shocking moment of the explosion to the enormous relief of the splashdown.
    #13MinutestotheMoon
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music

    • 41 min
    S2 Ep.06 Earth in view

    S2 Ep.06 Earth in view

    The crew are off course, 200,000 miles from home and without a guidance computer. Their lives now depend on their flying skills - and Jim Lovell’s wristwatch. #13MinutestotheMoon
    For more Apollo films and photos: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring
    Chuck Deiterich
    Jim Lovell
    Poppy Northcutt
    Fred Haise
    Jim Kelly
    John Aaron
    Joe Kerwin
    Written by Kevin Fong and Chris Browning
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 31 min
    S2 Ep.05 Life support

    S2 Ep.05 Life support

    “We were being poisoned by our own exhalation.” Carbon dioxide threatens to kill the crew. Mission control must improvise as the most fragile system of all is under threat: the astronauts themselves. #13MinutestotheMoon
    For a film about how the crew made the makeshift CO2 adaptors: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring:
    Jim Lovell
    Merlin Merritt
    Anthony England
    Ed Smylie, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Fred Haise
    Marilyn Lovell
    Ken Mattingly
    Charles A Berry
    Joe Kerwin
    Gerry Griffin
    Written by Kevin Fong and Chris Browning
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 34 min
    S2 Ep.04 Power brokers

    S2 Ep.04 Power brokers

    Power must be brutally rationed after the crew fly around the Moon. As systems are switched off, their cold, dark ship is reduced to little more than a husk coasting in space. #13MinutestotheMoon
    Watch videos about the Apollo 13 mission: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring:
    Gerry Griffin
    Jim Kelly
    Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    John Aaron
    Jim Lovell
    Fred Haise
    Dave Reed
    Jerry Bostick
    Chuck Deiterich
    Merlin Merritt
    Bill Peters
    Written by Kevin Fong and Mark Rickards
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

A_-sto ,

Amazing explanation and so moving

Thanks for another amazing season!
I love how it manages to explain such a difficult subject and help me to make sense of it. That without knowing anything about the subject of space and all its details, one gets a great glimpse und understanding into the whole topic, the specific situation.
Gives me goosebumps so, so often. What an amazing story made understandable.
Thank you!

Amy Ottendorf ,

Just brilliant

Perfect! The music, the interviews, the narration, the historical records, the way the story is told, absolutely perfect. I hope there will be other seasons!!

Opdekoeck ,

Brilliant

Probably the best podcast

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