Andrew Davis

Photographer Milt Putnam - Apollo 11 Recovery Interview

By Andrew Davis

U.S. Navy photographer Milt Putnam shares his experiences with the recovery of Apollo 11.

On the evening of Thursday, July 25, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's "Chasing The Moon."  Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak with several guests of honor, including astronaut Charlie Duke.  Earlier that afternoon, the museum hosted a meet-and-greet with two extraordinary South Carolinians who actively took part in the Apollo Program.  These two gentlemen - R

Countdown To Launch of PBS' "Chasing The Moon" - June Blog

By Andrew Davis

"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

On July 8, 2019, PBS is proud to unveil Chasing The Moon - a film by Robert Stone, which reimagines the Space Race to the moon for a new generation; upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as an inspiring period of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses, and personal drama.

Countdown To Launch of PBS' "Chasing The Moon" - July Blog

By Andrew Davis

"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

On July 8, 2019, PBS is proud to unveil Chasing The Moon - a film by Robert Stone, which reimagines the Space Race to the moon for a new generation; upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as an inspiring period of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses, and personal drama.

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French And Indian War, Part 2

By Andrew Davis

This Painting Depicts British Forces Fighting Back Against Cherokee Indians in the Carolina wilderness.

The French and Indian War may have begun in 1754; however, war between France and Great Britain was not officially declared until 1756, with the start of the Seven Years War. Between 1756-1757, Lieutenant General Louis Joseph de Montcalm's French and Native American forces had a string of victories. Although the Siege at Fort William Henry was a French victory, Montcalm managed to alienate both his Native American allies, and the British, as a result of the Fort William Henry Massacre. 

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French and Indian War, Part 1

By Andrew Davis

The French And Indian War -The North American Offshoot of the Seven Years War

This second two-part installment of History In A Nutshell is all about the French and Indian War. Not only did the French and Indian War set the stage for America's independence from Great Britain, it also shaped North America as we know it today! The French and Indian War is considered to be the North American offshoot of the Seven Years War - a much larger conflict happening at the same time. Although the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War officially started in 1756, there were engagements happening in North America years prior. 

History In A Nutshell Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 2

By Andrew Davis

"Earthrise" Photograph Taken By Apollo 8

The second part of the "Space Race" episode outlines NASA's Project Gemini, and the Apollo Program. Project Gemini is the commonly forgotten bridge between Mercury and Apollo. Gemini served as the test-bed for the Apollo program, where astronauts and engineers would learn the skills and tasks needed to make a trip to the moon possible. 

History In A Nutshell, Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 1

By Andrew Davis

The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Episode four of History In A Nutshell is the first two-part episode! This episode is all about the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union, to the moon! Following World War II, the U.S. was pitted against the Soviet Union in a period known as "The Cold War." The Soviet Union and the U.S. tried to out-perform one another; not just in the realms of political or military influence, but also in scientific achievement, and discovery. 

Countdown To Launch of PBS' "Chasing The Moon" - May Blog

By Andrew Davis

"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

On July 8, 2019, PBS is proud to unveil Chasing The Moon - a film by Robert Stone, which reimagines the Space Race to the moon for a new generation; upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as an inspiring period of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses, and personal drama.

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