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13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13 is a gripping tale of distant desperation and heroics. When an oxygen leak threatened the lives of three astronauts, the mission became a life or death attempt to get them home safely, organised by people 200,000 miles away. With limited power and supplies on board the spacecraft, NASA teams worked around the clock to engineer creative solutions to overcome carbon dioxide poisoning, dehydration, and the freezing temperatures of deep space to ensure the crew’s survival.
Using spectacular footage, exclusive interviews with Apollo’s space scientists and stunning visual effects, this film explores 13 remarkable factors that brought the crew safely home – and the particular order in which they had to happen, to allow the rest of the dangerous, high-stakes sequence of events to even be possible. Explore the full story of the courage and ingenuity that cemented Apollo 13 as NASA’s finest hour.