Aerospace Update

Time: Saturdays at 1:00 PM
Location: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
FREE with Museum Admission

A weekly 20-minute recap of the latest news in astronomy, aviation, and spaceflight from our own experts. Q&A to follow.


Time: Sunday through Friday at 1:00 PM
Location: Personal Courage Wing Quonset Hut (unless otherwise noted)
FREE with Museum Admission

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.

Upcoming Storytelling Presentations

March 2023

  • Wednesday, 3/1 - The Spitfire with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 3/2 - Lighter Than Air with Alan Werner
  • Friday, 3/3 - Balloons: WWII and Beyond with Dan Nordmark
  • Sunday, 3/5 - Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 3/6 - Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 3/7 - The Weekend that Changed History: The Birth of the B-52 with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 3/8 - Evolution of Fighter Tactics with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 3/9 - "Lib" Erickson: A WASP's Story with Dave Waggoner
  • Friday, 3/10 - Apollo: The Greatest Accomplishment in Mankind… Ever! with Jim Frank
  • Sunday, 3/12 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor with Bob Fishman
  • Monday, 3/13 - CSAR in Vietnam with Paul Rubin
  • Tuesday, 3/14 - The Black Box with Bob Semlow under the 737
  • Wednesday, 3/15 - The Tuskegee Airmen with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 3/16 - The Unfinished Letter with Tom Davidson
  • Friday, 3/17 - The B-52 and Vietnam with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 3/19 - "Lib" Erickson: A WASP's Story with Dave Waggoner
  • Monday, 3/20 - Copper River Bombing with Paul Harvey
  • Tuesday, 3/21 - The Battle of Britain with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 3/22 - B-24 Commander to POW with Dan Ford
  • Thursday, 3/23 - No Storytelling 
  • Friday, 3/24 - British Postwar Plans for Aviation Domination with Reiner Decher
  • Sunday, 3/26 - Polish RAF Heroes of the Battle of Britain with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 3/27 - Compass Call: Desert Storm and Electronic Combat with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 3/28 - Ellen Church: America's First Flight Attendant with Deana Ross under the Boeing Model 80A
  • Wednesday, 3/29 - The Gooney Bird with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 3/30 - Vietnam AirMobile/Air Assault: A Soldier's Story with Dave Waggoner
  • Friday, 3/31 - Landing on a Postage Stamp with Dave Cable

Check back at the end of the month for more upcoming presentations.