Well By the time Apollo 14 was on the interest was waning bad already, then they brought on the moon buggy, sparking some minor interest but the shock value was gone. Sad to say, but people prefer dumb shows and reality tv than space exploration. They had actually people calling the TV stations complaining about where was their football game and get this moon thing off the air already.
Originally Posted by VenusROVER
However in the age of the internet, it might be different. I know that the Olympics we're watched most and foremost over the Web or Specialized services here in Québec than on regular TV.
But the public interest in anything is notoriously something that just flares and goes, for better or worse...
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