13 Minutes to the Moon

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. With Kevin Fong.

Starring:

John Aaron

Bill Anders

Frank Borman

Jerry Bostick

Michael Collins

Jim Lovell

Poppy Northcutt

Katherine Johnson courtesy of WHRO

Chris Kraft courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project

Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music

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This episode was updated on 19 June 2019.