space

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
On Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, SpaceX teams, the company's Mission and NASA flight controllers executed full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley (front).

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...

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...

Splashdown: The Story of USS Yorktown and Apollo 8

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Local 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 Local 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 History 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...