(1946- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was the head of the NASA federal agency from July 2009 to January 2017. He is a retired US Marine major general and former NASA astronaut.

(1935- ) Colonel Charles Moss Duke, Jr. is a retired USAF Brigadier General and former NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born in Charlotte, NC and attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, SC.

(1723–1793) Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a daughter of a plantation owner who is best known for her experiments with creating blue dye from indigo plants, which led to indigo becoming one of the colony’s most importan