Chasing the Moon

Why space exploration is necessary for survival

September 4, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Space rocks at MYCO Chasing the Moon Screener event

In an interview with Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. , Dr. Varsha Kulkarni, Dr. Cassandra Runyon , and Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder , the importance of space exploration to the advancement of Earth is discussed. Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. explains, “Space exploration,...

24-year-old responsible for bringing astronomy to her country

September 4, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Pranvera Hyseni

Pranvera Hyseni is the Founder and Director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo program. Hyseni knew she wanted to become an astronomer at a young age. She explains, "Growing up, I figured that we didn't have any astronomers or observatories, or departments that I could...

Former NASA Astronaut Inspires the Next Generation

August 1, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sean Scott
Former NASA astronaut talks with kids at Charleston County libraries

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Don Thomas spent 44 days in space as part of four separate space shuttle missions. He retired from the prestigious space agency 12 years ago and now shares his stories and experiences with kids across the country. Dr. Thomas visited six libraries...

Student Reporters Interview Astronaut Charles Duke

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Student Reporters with General Charles Duke

On Friday, July 26th, three high school students eagerly walked up the steps of the South Carolina State Museum . Although it was the midst of summer, these students chose to spend their morning at South Carolina ETV’s final Chasing the Moon event. That is because as they...

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.

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