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 15-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

March, 2019

  • Friday, 3/1
    Black Friday, The A-6 Intruder in Vietnam- Never Forget
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 3/3
    Fly Girls: American Women Pilots in the 1930s
    with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 3/4
    B-29 Rescued by a Submarine
    with Don Ulmer
  • Tuesday, 3/5
    Ellen Church: America's First Flight Attendant (in the Great Gallery- next to the Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 3/6
    Flying the North Atlantic
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 3/7
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 3/8
    The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Sunday, 3/10
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 3/11
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 3/12
    Pardo's Push (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 3/13
    Women in Aviation
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 3/14
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 3/15
    Alexander Graham Bell and Aviation
    with Reiner Decher
  • Sunday, 3/17
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 3/18
    A Difficult Day in an EC-130
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 3/19
    The Mercury 13: Woman in Space Program
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 3/20
    The Spitfire
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 3/21
    The Sopwith Camel
    with Barry Latter
  • Friday, 3/22
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 3/24
    11:30 AM - Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 3/25
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 3/26
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- Under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 3/27
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 3/28
    Vietnam AirMobile/ Air Assault: A Soldier's Story
    with Dave Waggoner
  • Friday, 3/29
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to the Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 3/31
    Life on an Aircraft Carrier
    with Les Jones