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Quiet Correspondents

Quiet Correspondents Nireekshak AFTER man's historic first landing on the moon, which was eagerly and extensively reported in the Indian Press, general interest in moonflights had slackened somewhat. And by the time Apollo-13 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, though it was only the third manned flight to the moon, newspapers had already begun to take most of the news out of the front pages. Moon voyages were becoming a routine affair. But Apollo-13 returned to the front pages with a terrific splash when, following a major technical mishap which placed the lives of the three astronauts in clanger, the mission was called off. From the moment of discovery of the technical flaw till the successful splash-down of the maimed vessel in the Pacific, the Apollo-13 story stayed on the front pages.

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