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USS Yorktown reveals plans to bring something new onboard

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Patriot's Point unveiled plans Friday to update the USS Yorktown with new technology to further the experience onboard the floating museum.

Friday Patriots Point held a meeting in which they unveiled a design from the MUSAIC Design Group to expand on the museum inside the retired aircraft carrier. Matt Kirchman, Principle Planner for MUSAIC Design Group, called the Yorktown a "wonderful attraction" that is a "very valuable resource to the community".

Kirchman explained the technology that would go into furthering the personal experience onboard the carrier. They would include touch screen displays, holograms, interactive machinery, and even an option to follow in the footsteps of specific sailors, pilots, or marines stationed aboard the Yorktown.

Patriot's Point Executive Director, Mac Burdette, stated that he is "very proud  to be a part of the team of attractions" in the Charleston area and feels that this upgrade will continue to bring tourists and locals alike to Patriots Point. He also is excited to bring new things to a staple of the Charleston Harbor.

The plans are slated to completed within the next five years, and some within the next three to four months.

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