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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

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    • 3.8, 5 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.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
    S2 Ep.03 Lifeboat

    S2 Ep.03 Lifeboat

    The astronauts are fighting for their lives. As the oxygen level plummets, they must escape to the lunar lander. It's a desperate act of survival for which the crew has never trained. #13MinutestotheMoon
    See our film about the Lovell family: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring:
    Glynn Lunney
    Ken Mattingly (courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project)
    Merlin Merritt
    Jim Lovell
    John Aaron
    Fred Haise
    John Devaney
    Jerry Bostick
    Poppy Northcutt
    George Kalan
    Dave Reed
    Chuck Deiterich
    Marilyn Lovell
    Susan Lovell
    Jay Lovell
    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

    • 44 min
    S2 Ep.02 Death of the Odyssey

    S2 Ep.02 Death of the Odyssey

    “We were in deep, deep trouble.” This is Mission Control like you’ve never heard it before. After the explosion, denial and disbelief turn to dread.
    #13MinutestotheMoon
    Watch our videos: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring:
    Jim Lovell
    Jack Lousma
    Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Sy Liebergot
    Bob Heselmeyer, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Fred Haise
    John Aaron
    Marilyn Lovell
    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

    • 45 min
    S2 Ep.01 Time bomb: Apollo 13

    S2 Ep.01 Time bomb: Apollo 13

    “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” To ignite catastrophe would take just the flick of a single switch. Why Nasa’s third bid to land on the Moon was flawed from the start.
    #13MinutestotheMoon
    For videos and more space stories: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong
    Archive: Nasa and CBS
    Starring:
    Jim Lovell
    Marilyn Lovell
    Fred Haise
    John Aaron
    Gerry Griffin
    Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Charlie Duke
    Jay Lovell
    Sy Liebergot
    Jack Lousma
    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
    This episode was updated on 16 March 2020.

    • 43 min
    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.
    #13MinutestotheMoon
    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

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