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

January, 2019

  • Tuesday, 1/1
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- Under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 1/2
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 1/3
    Rescue on Rainier
    with Gordon Pfister
  • Friday, 1/4
    Boeing 747: The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Sunday, 1/6
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 1/7
    B-29 Rescued by a Submarine
    with Don Ulmer
  • Tuesday, 1/8
    Ellen Church: America's First Flight Attendant (in the Great Gallery- next to the Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 1/9
    Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 1/10
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 1/11
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 1/13
    11:30 AM - Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the PCW- next to the P-51 Mustang) with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 1/14
    A Difficult Day in an EC-130
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 1/15
    Tales of Two Asian Wars
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 1/16
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 1/17
    The Big Splash
    with Al Torstenson
  • Friday, 1/18
    Dutch Holocaust Survivor
    with Pete Metzelaar
  • Sunday, 1/20
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 1/21
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 1/22
    Battle of Britain
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 1/23
    Evolution of Fighter Tactics
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 1/24
    The Unfinished Letter
    with Tom Davidson
  • Friday, 1/25
    Blackbird Tales (in the Great Gallery- next to the Blackbird)
    with Ken Bottini
  • Sunday, 1/27
    WASPs in War
    with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 1/28
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 1/29
    B-17 Legacy: The Uncles We Never Knew
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 1/30
    Flying the North Atlantic
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 1/31
    Vietnam AirMobile/ Air Assault: A Soldier's Story
    with Dave Waggoner