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

June, 2019

  • Sunday, 6/2
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 6/3
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 6/4
    America's First Vietnam Ace
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 6/5
    The Wright Brothers: Why They Were First
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 6/6
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 6/7
    Alexander Graham Bell and Aviation
    with Reiner Decher
  • Sunday, 6/9
    WASPs in War
    with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 6/10
    Compass Call: Desert Storm and Electronic Combat
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 6/11
    Ellen Church (in the Great Gallery- next to the Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 6/12
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 6/13
    Eject, Eject, Eject
    with Barry Latter
  • Friday, 6/14
    Apollo: Greatest Accomplishment of Mankind… Ever!
    with Jim Frank
  • Sunday, 6/16
    11:30 AM - World War II Remembered: The Role of Women with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 6/17
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 6/18
    Lighter Than Air
    with Alan Werner
  • Wednesday, 6/19
    The Gooney Bird on D-Day
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 6/20
    The Unfinished Letter
    with Tom Davidson
  • Friday, 6/21
    Boeing 747: The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Sunday, 6/23
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 6/24
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 6/25
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 6/26
    Shoot Down and Recovery of Oyster 1 Bravo
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 6/27
    The Big Splash
    with Al Torstenson
  • Friday, 6/28
    A-6 Intruder Air Hero
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 6/30
    Fly Girls: American Women Pilots in the 1930s
    with Leslie Czechowski