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Apollo astronaut Charles Duke speaks in Greenville

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Charles Duke (L) talks with event goers Upcountry History Museum. (Dec. 5, 2013/FOX Carolina) Charles Duke (L) talks with event goers Upcountry History Museum. (Dec. 5, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An astronaut with ties to South Carolina spoke at the Upcountry History Museum Thursday about his experience on the moon.

Astronaut Charles Duke flew with the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. Duke is from Lancaster, SC, and was the fifth man on the moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands.

"To me, it was one of the most awesomely beautiful places I'd ever seen," said Duke of the moon. "It was mostly gray in color, though some rocks were white, some black. Very rough, the surface is undulating, cratered, rocks everywhere. And yet it was very pristine, of course."

His talk, "A Walk on the Moon," is part of a fundraiser for the museum.

There is an exhibit going on at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville honoring astronauts with ties to SC who explored space.

For more information on that exhibit, click here.

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