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Melbourne Express: Thursday, December 7, 2017

6 December 2017 11:01 PM
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Melbourne Express: Thursday, December 7, 2017

On this day in 1972, Apollo 17 lifted off in the United States. This Apollo mission was the final manned moon landing, and the US has not landed on the moon for 45 years.

The launch made front page news in The Age, but I get the sense that by then the interest in each new moon landing was waning. The paper took wire copy for the launch and there was no further information in the paper's inside pages on the mission.

The story is tucked away between the story of a rigger becoming the 35th person to die during the construction of the West Gate Bridge and a piece on the first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, getting stabbed.

Source: theage.com.au

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