Apollo 16 & Beyond: South Carolina in Space

April 9, 2022 - April 9, 2023

50 years ago, South Carolinian Charles Duke became the youngest person to step on the Moon. Opening April 9, the State Museum's new exhibition Apollo 16 & Beyond: South Carolina in Space highlights Duke and the Apollo 16 crew's experiences during that mission. Featured objects, some of which are on display for the first time in recent years, include items from Duke's NASA training, Apollo 16 artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the Lancaster, SC, native's return to his hometown. The exhibition also explores the achievements of South Carolina scientists and other individuals who helped advance aerospace research and exploration.