Storytelling is a 20-minute experience presenting historic stories that range from epic tales of personal heroism to the daily adventures of modern pilots, astronauts and ground crew working in commercial aviation and aerospace. Storytelling is held daily Sunday through Friday at 1:00 PM.

Aerospace Update is a weekly recap of the latest news in astronomy, aviation, and spaceflight from our own experts. Every Saturday at 1:00 PM, a Museum Docent or NASA Solar System Ambassador leads a 20-minute chat about the week's events and discoveries. Q&A to follow.

Availability & Price

Program FREE with paid admission

Storytelling: Sunday - Friday 1:00 PM - Personal Courage Wing Quonset Hut (unless otherwise noted)

Aerospace Update: Saturdays 1:00 PM - Charles Simonyi Space Gallery

Upcoming Storytelling Presentations

May, 2019

  • Wednesday, 5/1
    The Spitfire
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 5/2
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 5/3
    The Blackbird Tales (in the Great Gallery- under the Blackbird)
    with Ken Bottini
  • Sunday, 5/5
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 5/6
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 5/7
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 5/8
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 5/9
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 5/10
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to the Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 5/12
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 5/13
    No Storytelling
  • Tuesday, 5/14
    Pardo's Push
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 5/15
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 5/16
    B-29 Sunk by a PT Boat
    with Jim Marich
  • Friday, 5/17
    A-6 Intruder Air Hero
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 5/19
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 5/20
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 5/21
    The Battle of Britain
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 5/22
    Evolution of Fighter Tactics
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 5/23
    Vietnam AirMobile/ Air Assault: A Soldier's Story
    with Dave Waggoner
  • Friday, 5/24
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 5/26
    11:30 AM - Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - WASPs in War with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 5/27
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 5/28
    B-17 Legacy: The Uncles We Never Knew
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 5/29
    What's In The Air?
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 5/30
    The Round-The-World Flight That Wasn't...
    with Bill McCutcheon
  • Friday, 5/31
    Dutch Holocaust Survivor
    with Pete Metzelaar