Chasing the Moon

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...

The Making of An Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
State Museum Apollo Exhibit

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the South Carolina State Museum created a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration. The exhibit is called Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon . “A lot...

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

May 13, 2019 - Posted in Digital 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...

Experience the Apollo 8 Mission

May 9, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Apollo 8 module at the USS Yorktown

Aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point is a replica Apollo 8 capsule where visitors can experience the mission. 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...

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

May 6, 2019 - Posted in Digital 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...

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

May 1, 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...

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

April 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Andrew Davis
"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." -Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of America's victory in the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union. Ever since humanity first existed on earth, humans have looked up into the sky to look...

Former Astronaut and Head of NASA Makes Compelling Speech for Bi-Partisanship Governing

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden at NASA

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was recently honored with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. Bolden served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA...

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

February 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four historic Space Shuttle missions in the 1980's and 90's, and became the first African-American to lead NASA as NASA Administrator.

Ronald Erwin McNair

February 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in 1986.

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

January 26, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Mark Adams
Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended...

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