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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...

Experience the Apollo 8 Mission

May 9, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios 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...

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...