13 Minutes to the Moon
The BBC’s hit podcast, 13 Minutes to the Moon, is back! It enthralled listeners around the world with the stories of the first Moon landing and Apollo 13. Now, the multi-award-winning show returns with season 3 and the Space Shuttle story, told by Space Shuttle astronaut and engineer, Kay Hire. Kay has been there, done that and worn the space suit; now, she’s telling the full story. In this special live episode recording, Kay will talk with Nihal Arthanayake about flying aboard the Space Shuttle, how the Shuttle programme redefined spaceflight and broadened opportunities, opening the door for a more diverse generation of astronauts to fly in space. Kay will talk about the new season of 13 Minutes to the Moon, the Space Shuttle story, including both the triumphs and tragedies, as well as giving insights on returning to the Moon and the ambition of reaching Mars. This will be a bonus episode of 13 Minutes to the Moon. Season 3 will once again be made by BBC Audio Science for the BBC World Service, with theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg.