Nasa is in a race against time to save Apollo 13’s astronauts. Their best minds need to improvise fast to create an air filter using only basic items available in the spacecraft – bits of towel, duct tape, cardboard and spacesuit. Not following mission control’s instructions correctly, or taking too long, will cost the astronauts their lives. Fifty years on from Apollo 13 – relive the dramatic escape from disaster that captured the attention of the world.
Video journalist: Jack Burgess. Music: Hans Zimmer. Graphics: James Mobbs
Listen to the full epic story of Apollo 13 on the 13 Minutes to the Moon podcast from BBC World Service.