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40 Years Ago; Apollo 17, 'The End Of The Beginning'

December 5, 2012

Part 1: Late Night With The Saturn V For months we had been told that Apollo 17 would be the end of the Apollo program. Some in the media, such as the ever-pompous David Brinkley, reported the story almost gleefully. For me, a ninth grader and rabid space-buff, the excitement of the coming mission seemed tempered with the first doubt about the future of America’s manned spaceflight program.

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