13 Minutes to the Moon

13 Minutes to the Moon

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2
How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer.


Ep.07 Michael Collins: Third man
Jun 23 • 41 min
Without the astronaut who didn’t step on the moon, Apollo 11 wouldn’t have succeeded. As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic landing, Michael Collins was in lunar orbit, playing a crucial role on the mothership. This is his story, with…
Ep.06 Saving 1968
Jun 16 • 46 min
War, riots, assassinations: “the year that shattered America”. And then Nasa took the biggest risk in its history. There was the Vietnam War and the murders of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy but with Apollo 8, astronauts went further from Earth…
Ep.05 The fourth astronaut
Jun 9 • 47 min
The computer that got us to the moon. The size of a briefcase, there had never been anything like it. Apollo 11 was “the first time software ran on the moon”. This is the story of the world’s first digital portable general purpose computer. The work of…
Ep.04 Fire to the Phoenix
Jun 2 • 45 min
“You heard ‘fire’. Then you heard a scream.” The Apollo 1 tragedy and what happened 21 months later – Apollo’s first successful manned mission into Earth’s orbit. With Kevin Fong. Starring: George Abbey Walt Cunningham Glynn Lunney Gerry Griffin John…
Ep.03 Long Island Eagle
May 26 • 42 min
Ugly, angry, with four legs and wrapped in gold: it was a spacecraft like nothing on Earth. The story of Grumman’s lunar module, with Kevin Fong. Starring: Charlie Duke Dick Dunne John Devaney Alan Contessa Neil Armstrong courtesy of the Johnson Space…
Ep.02 Kids in control
May 19 • 47 min
The unsung heroes who saved the day. “Here’s some 26-year-old kid, who could stop the lunar mission.” An alarm appears on the on-board computer, but what does it mean? With Kevin Fong. Starring: Steve Bales Charlie Duke John Aaron Glynn Lunney Gerry…
Ep.01 ‘We choose to go’
May 12 • 44 min
With no idea how to get there, the race to the moon begins – “we intend to win”. To understand how the story ends, we need to start at the very beginning. With Kevin Fong. Starring: Michael Collins Steve Bales Margaret Hamilton Jim Lovell Charlie Duke…
T-minus 1
Apr 28 • 4 min
The final part of our audio countdown to the launch of 13 Minutes to the Moon, with Kevin Fong. Lift off is on 13 May 2019.
T-minus 2
Apr 26 • 0 min
Hans Zimmer has composed the 13 Minutes to the Moon theme music. It is the first time the Grammy and Academy Award winner has created music for a podcast.
T-minus 3
Apr 21 • 2 min
Introducing 13 Minutes to the Moon, with Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham and former Apollo engineer Poppy Northcutt - the first woman to work as an engineer in an operational support role in Nasa’s Mission Control.
T-minus 4
Apr 12 • 0 min
The countdown begins. The story of Apollo 11 – coming soon.