USS Yorktown

Navy SEAL Robert "Bob" Coggin - Apollo 8 Recovery Interview

October 2, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
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The South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon " on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak with...

Photographer Milt Putnam - Apollo 11 Recovery Interview

October 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
U.S. Navy photographer Milt Putnam shares his experiences with the recovery of Apollo 11.

On the evening of Thursday, July 25, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon ." Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak...

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...

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown. That's when the network set up a surprise meeting on the ship just outside of Charleston. They had gotten...