Apollo 13: 50 years on

The BBC Sky at Night Magazine team look back at the Apollo 13 mission, and how NASA brought the astronauts safely home.

“Houston, we’ve had a problem”. This issue we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, revealing what went wrong and how Mission Control reacted on the ground.


We also take a look at what science goals Apollo 13 might have achieved, had everything gone to plan.


Plus, Professor Jason Wright discusses NEID, a new instrument that can measure the masses of exoplanets.