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  1. 13 Minutes To The Moon 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.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz534

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  2. 13 Minutes To The Moon 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.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07grkvh

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  3. 13 Minutes To The Moon 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.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07grjp4

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  4. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.09 Tranquility Base

    We are five and a half minutes to the moon. Tension goes “through the roof”. Neil Armstrong takes control and the fuel starts to run out. In Mission Control, flight controllers count down to 60 seconds of fuel remaining – and then 30 seconds… With Kevin Fong.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4ds

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  5. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.08 ‘We’re go for powered descent’

    The 13 minutes begin. Eagle is going too fast. There are communications problems. We have met the people and heard about the Apollo 11 technology, now the descent is underway. This is the full story and it is a leap into the unknown. With Kevin Fong.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07fgvq2

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  6. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.07 Michael Collins: Third man

    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 Kevin Fong.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dq

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  7. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.06 Saving 1968

    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 than anyone had gone before and changed the way we look at our home forever.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dp

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  8. ‘One Giant Leap’ Explores The Herculean Effort Behind The 1969 Moon Landing

    In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced a goal of "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth" before the end of the decade, the mission seemed all but impossible.

    "[The U.S.] didn’t have a spaceship that could fly to the moon," journalist Charles Fishman notes. "We didn’t have a rocket that could launch to the moon. We didn’t have a computer small enough or powerful enough to do the navigation necessary to get people to the moon. We didn’t have space food."

    There was even some disagreement about whether human beings would be able to think in zero gravity.

    Nevertheless, the race to the moon was on — especially after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth, on April 12, 1961. Fishman’s new book, One Giant Leap, tells the story of the ordinary people who mobilized behind the Apollo program to pull off the most extraordinary human achievement: the July 20, 1969, moon landing.

    Fishman notes that 410,000 men and women at some 20,000 different companies contributed to the effort. They designed, built and tested the spacecraft and equipment the astronauts used — often working by hand.

    "It was an enormous undertaking," he says. "It’s 10 times the effort to build the Panama Canal. Three times the size of the Manhattan Project. … Apollo was the biggest nonmilitary effort in the history of human civilization."

    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/12/731660780/one-giant-leap-explores-the-herculean-effort-behind-the-1969-moon-landing

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  9. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.05 The fourth astronaut

    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”.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dn

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  10. 13 Minutes To The Moon Ep.04 Fire to the Phoenix

    "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.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dm

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