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As NASA Prepares for Historic SpaceX Launch, A Look at How an SC Native, Clemson Grad Plays a Role

May 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

For the first time in nine years, astronauts will launch into space from American soil. Wednesday’s planned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon will send two astronauts, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station. In 2018, South Carolina Public...

Former NASA Astronaut Inspires the Next Generation

August 1, 2019 - Posted in Local 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...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Spool

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...

Chasing the Moon

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Apollo 11 crewmen, still under a 21-day quarantine, are greeted by their wives.

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke joins documentary producer/director Robert Stone to talk with Walter Edgar about the Space Race of the 1960s, and about making the documentary Chasing the Moon. Chasing the Moon , the upcoming American Experience documentary (premieres July...

Greenville Man Worked with NASA as "First Artist of Space"

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time.

In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time. Here he readies his materials to paint one of the launches. Credit Courtesy of the artist. Greenville artist Renato Moncini is a native of Italy, but between his journey...

Conway Native Named Deputy Director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

September 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Vanessa Wyche

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Mark Geyer recenly announced that Vanessa Wyche was thethe next deputy director of JSC in Houston. Wyche is a native on Conway and a graduate of Clemson University. As Deputy Director, she will assist Geyer in leading one of NASA’s...