73.1

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“What Apollo Has Meant to Mankind.” Interview by Diana Loercher. Christian Science Monitor, 3 January, 13. Aboard the S.S. Statendam as a participant in a symposium on space and humanity’s future, and to observe the launch of Apollo 17, Mailer made extended remarks which were edited into a 1,000 word statement centering on the possibility that moon and space colonies might address “the fundamental impasse of 20th-century man and woman…they cannot find communities which express their philosophical ideas, their social ideas, and their private ideas.” The comments of Katherine Anne Porter, who also made the voyage, are juxtaposed to Mailer’s on the same page. See 71.1, 72.9, 72.24.