COLUMBIA – “Chasing the Moon” – a new, six-hour documentary film devoted to the space race – will premiere Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10 at 9 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV).
Part of PBS’ “American Experience” series, Robert Stone’s “Chasing the Moon” traces the space race from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond. Scheduled in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, “Chasing the Moon” will air in three, two-hour increments and will be accompanied by a multi-platform engagement campaign.
As part of that engagement campaign, SCETV in partnership with the ETV Endowment has already hosted three film screening events across the state at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville; the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant; and Aiken Technical College in Aiken. Following next week’s premiere, additional events will take place July 16 at the Museum of York County and July 25 and 26 at the S.C. State Museum.
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For the event at the Museum of York County, registration is required, but it is free with general museum admission, and space is limited. The events at the S.C. State Museum are invite-only.
In addition to the airing of “Chasing the Moon” July 8-10, SCETV is also providing supplemental coverage on its radio, digital and other broadcast platforms. To access this content, as well as educational resources regarding the space race, visit www.scetv.org/chasing-the-moon.