Moon Landing Celebrations in Columbia SC
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter
The official 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing has come and gone, but there are still ways to celebrate the historical event here in Columbia.
The South Carolina State Museum’s new exhibition – Apollo 50 Journey to the Moon – runs through Sept. 20, 2020. The interactive exhibit charts the history of NASA’s Apollo Program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration. Sit inside a replica of the Apollo Luna Rover used for astronaut training, peruse a collection of artifacts from Charles Duke’s Apollo 16 mission and see an actual moon rock.
South Carolina ETV is streaming its documentary film “Chasing the Moon” through Sept. 11 as a part of PBS’s Summer of Space. The film traces the space race from its earlies beginnings to the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond. Visit www.scetv.org/chasing-the-moon for the link to all three parts.
Cap the night off with Astronaut Sauce, a specialty New England IPA at River Rat Brewery.