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

July, 2019

  • Monday, 7/1
    Douglas Bader: RAF Fighter Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 7/2
    A Tale of Two Asian Wars
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 7/3
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 7/4
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 7/5
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 7/7
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 7/8
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 7/9
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 7/10
    What's In The Air?
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 7/11
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 7/12
    Apollo: Greatest Accomplishment of Mankind… Ever!
    with Jim Frank
  • Sunday, 7/14
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 7/15
    A Difficult Day in an EC-130
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 7/16
    The Mercury 13: America's Woman in Space Program
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 7/17
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 7/18
    The U-2
    with Merle Hanley
  • Friday, 7/19
    No Storytelling
    Lunar Block Party
  • Sunday, 7/21
    No Storytelling
    Lunar Block Party
  • Monday, 7/22
    Compass Call: Desert Storm and Electronic Combat
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 7/23
    Ellen Church (in the Great Gallery- next to the Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 7/24
    The Spitfire
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 7/25
    B-29 Sunk by a PT Boat
    with Jim Marich
  • Friday, 7/26
    The Blackbird Tales (in the Great Gallery- under the Blackbird)
    with Ken Bottini
  • Sunday, 7/28
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 7/29
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 7/30
    Lighter Than Air
    with Alan Werner
  • Wednesday, 7/31
    Women in Aviation During World War II
    with Jerry Coy