Chasing the Moon

South Carolina Moonwalker Recalls Historic Apollo Missions

July 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
(April 21, 1972) Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.

A half-century ago, as the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took that "one small step" into history on the surface of the moon, a voice from Houston was his constant connection to humanity back on Earth. Earlier, however, as the landing craft neared its destination,...

Lowcountry Diver Remembers Recovering Apollo 8

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
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Bob Coggin was just back from serving in Vietnam as a diver in an underwater demolition team when he got his next assignment from the Navy: train to possibly recover Apollo 8. The first manned spacecraft to leave the earth's atmosphere and orbit the moon would soon splash...

With 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission approaching, South Carolina ETV to premiere "Chasing the Moon" documentary film

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Chasing the Moon

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “ Chasing the Moon ” – a new, six-hour documentary film devoted to the space race – will premiere Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10 at 9 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV). Part of PBS’ “American Experience” series, Robert Stone’s “Chasing the...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

South Carolinian Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut, Administrator

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bolden as astronaut.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Credit NASA Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough...

READY JET GO!: One Small Step

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
READY JET GO!: ONE SMALL STEP

Premieres and streams June 17 Jet and the gang have a fun night planned with a sleepover in Jet’s backyard, mini-golf, and star-gazing—after all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! When Jet reveals that he’s built a brand new super saucer that can take...

Museum of the Moon

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Museum of the Moon

The Museum of the Moon , an incredible 23-foot inflatable moon installation was placed over Dargan Street in Florence, S.C. in May 2019. Florence was the second location that this artwork, created by U.K. artist Luke Jerram , was moved to in the United States,, following a...

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

June 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV 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...

Physics, Astronomy and Space Travel

June 2, 2019 - Posted in Education by Craig Ness
Teacher and student

Teachers and students at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, South Carolina discuss physics, astronomy, space travel, and how to locate the landing site of Apollo 11 on the moon.

Aerospace Curriculums Fly Into High School Classrooms!

June 2, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
A large model airplane sits on a table at the Sumter Career and Technology Center

Aerospace education has made its way to high school classrooms! Through aerospace engineering classes, high school students now have access to learn more about the multidisciplinary industry that is changing the world as we know it. The classes are structured to appeal to...

Chasing the Moon July 8-10 on ETV

June 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image from Chasing the Moon

“It took millions of steps to make one giant leap.” Part of the PBS “American Experience” series, Robert Stone’s Chasing the Moon traces the space race from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond.

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

June 1, 2019 - Posted in Education 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...

"Chasing the Moon" Screener Event at S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Professor of Astronomy Dr. Jeannette Myers

On Monday, May 20, 2019 , SCETV hosted a "Chasing the Moon" screener event at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, S.C. The public event began with a brief reception in the North Lobby of the Gerald Malloy Student Activity Center and the...

South Carolina ETV to host five “Chasing the Moon” screeners across the state

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Chasing the Moon

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced a series of five screener events taking place across the state in conjunction with “Chasing the Moon” – a new, six-hour documentary film premiering Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10 on SCETV. Part of...

Splashdown: The Story of USS Yorktown and Apollo 8

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Apollo 8 saw the first Earthrise

Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. It was the first manned mission to orbit the moon. There were three astronauts aboard Apollo 8: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot...

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