13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13

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TV Documentary
2x 52′ & 1 x 90′
“You’ve seen the movie, now discover the full story”


April 13th, 1970. 180,000 miles from Earth, a devastating malfunction leaves Apollo 13 leaking precious oxygen and its crew of three astronauts facing a life and death crisis.

If mission control cannot find a way to bring Apollo 13 home, the astronauts will be stranded 200,000 miles from Earth in their dying ship.

Now with limited power and supplies on board the spacecraft, NASA ground teams work around the clock, engineering critic solutions to overcome carbon dioxide poisoning dehydration, and the freezing temperatures of deep space to ensure the crew’s survival.


13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13 is a gripping tale of distant desperation and heroics. Using spectacular footage, exclusive interviews with Apollo’s space scientists and stunning visual effects, this film explores thirteen remarkable factors that brought the crew safely home, and the full story of the courage and ingenuity that cemented Apollo 13 as NASA’s finest hour.

In August 2014, 13 Factors received a regional Royal Television Society nomination for Best Factual Programme of the year. The awards will be announced later in the year. 

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Elliander Pictures would like to thank all contributors who made the project possible.

Completed in December 2013, this documentary has had a strong start on the entertainment sales markets in early 2014. With April 2015 marking the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 13’s epic flight, we’re very hopeful that 13 Factors will help commemorate the extraordinary story of NASA’s finest hour.

And finally, from the talented folks over at CDMH Music here’s a sample of the film’s soundtrack:

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