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

November, 2019

  • Friday, 11/1
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 11/3
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 11/4
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 11/5
    B-17 Legacy: The Uncles We Never Knew
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 11/6
    The Gooney Bird on D-Day
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 11/7
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 11/8
    Project Welcome Home
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 11/10
    The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Monday, 11/11
    Douglas Bader: RAF Fighter Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 11/12
    Lighter Than Air
    with Alan Werner
  • Wednesday, 11/13
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 11/14
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 11/15
    Dutch Holocaust Survivor
    with Pete Metzelaar
  • Sunday, 11/17
    Uncle Charlie's War: World War One Remembered
    with Lois Wilson
  • Monday, 11/18
    Compass Call: Desert Storm and Electronic Combat
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 11/19
    Tale of Two Asian Wars
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 11/20
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 11/21
    The Only B-29 Sunk by a PT Boat
    with Jim Marich
  • Friday, 11/22
    Black Flight vs. The Flying Circus
    with Dan Nordmark
  • Sunday, 11/24
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 11/25
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 11/26
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 11/27
    Women in Aviation During World War II
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 11/28
    No Storytelling
    Thanksgiving- Museum Closed
  • Friday, 11/29
    Northrop and The Flying Wing
    with Reiner Decher