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

February, 2019

  • Friday, 2/1
    Dutch Holocaust Survivor
    with Pete Metzelaar
  • Sunday, 2/3
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 2/4
    B-29 Rescued by a Submarine
    with Don Ulmer
  • Tuesday, 2/5
    Mercury 13: Woman in Space Program
    with Jon Fehrenbach
  • Wednesday, 2/6
    Tuskegee Airmen
    with Harvey Hawks
  • Thursday, 2/7
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 2/8
    A-6 Intruder Air Hero
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 2/10
    Life on an Aircraft Carrier
    with Les Jones
  • Monday, 2/11
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 2/12
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- Under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 2/13
    The Gooney Bird
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 2/14
    B-29 Sunk by a PT Boat
    with Jim Marich
  • Friday, 2/15
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to the Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 2/17
    11:30 AM - Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 2/18
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 2/19
    Ellen Church: America's First Flight Attendant (in the Great Gallery- next to the Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 2/20
    The Wright Brothers: Why They Were First
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 2/21
    Round-the-World Flight That Wasn't...
    with Bill McCutcheon
  • Friday, 2/22
    Blackbird Tales (in the Great Gallery- next to the Blackbird)
    with Ken Bottini
  • Sunday, 2/24
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 2/25
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 2/26
    America's First Vietnam Ace (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 2/27
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 2/28
    Lighter Than Air
    with Alan Werner