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

February, 2020

  • Sunday, 2/2
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 2/3
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 2/4
    The Last Flight of MAC 641
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 2/5
    The Gooney Bird on D-Day
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 2/6
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 2/7
    Apollo: The Greatest Accomplishment in Mankind... Ever!
    with Jim Frank
  • Sunday, 2/9
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 2/10
    Compass Call: Desert Storm and Electronic Combat
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 2/11
    Corsair: The Airplane Pirate
    with Alan Werner
  • Wednesday, 2/12
    The Evolution of Fighter Tactics
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 2/13
    11:30 AM - A Glider Pilot's Story with Merle Hanley
    1:00 PM - The Unfinished Letter with Tom Davidson
  • Friday, 2/14
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 2/16
    11:30 AM - Eisenhower: Grasshopper to Air Force One with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - WASPs in War with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 2/17
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 2/18
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 2/19
    The Spitfire
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 2/20
    Round-The-World Flight That Wasn't...
    with Bill McCutcheon
  • Friday, 2/21
    Boeing 747: The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Sunday, 2/23
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 2/24
    Douglas Bader: RAF Fighter Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 2/25
    B-17 Legacy: The Uncles We Never Knew
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 2/26
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 2/27
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 2/28
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman