13 Minutes to the Moon
S2 Ep.01 Time bomb: Apollo 13
Monday, 9 March
“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.
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Presented by Kevin Fong
Archive: Nasa and CBS
Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
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.