13 Minutes to the Moon

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.

Starring:

Steve Bales

Charlie Duke

Gerry Griffin

Courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project:

Neil Armstrong

Gene Kranz

Jack Garman

Bob Carlton

Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music

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