Flashback #Star50: Fan-tas-tic!


The fifth landing on the moon took place in April 1972.

The excitement over the triumph of astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr was duly shared in The Star.

The mission of Apollo 16, which was almost aborted due to a malfunction, eventually brought back the biggest single rock, weighing 11.34kg, in the Apollo programme.

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