Celebrate Apollo 8’s 50th Anniversary at Patriots Point

December 11, 2018, 12:14 pm EST | Share:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – IN 1968, the United States was successful in the race to beat the Russians to the moon. Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first men ever to complete a lunar orbit and return safely to Earth. On December 27, 1968, the U.S.S. Yorktown made history when they recovered the crew and capsule in the Pacific Ocean.

Chris Hauff, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum‘s public information officer, joined us to talk about how you can dive into this spectacular story this weekend.

Patriots Point is celebrating Apollo 8’s 50th anniversary on Space Day. There will be family-friendly activities that relate to the mission and free virtually reality experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to board a replica of the Apollo 8 capsule, simulating the historic 1968 trip around the moon. Plus the premier of an exclusive Patriots Point interview with member of the three-astronaut Apollo 8 crew, Captain James Lovell!

Space Day Details:
– Saturday, December 15th
– 10 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

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