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

December, 2018

  • Friday, 11/30
    Dutch Holocaust Survivor
    with Pete Metzelaar
  • Sunday, 12/2
    WASPs in War
    with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 12/3
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 12/4
    Pardo's Push (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 12/5
    No Storytelling
  • Thursday, 12/6
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 12/7
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 12/9
    11:30 AM - World War II Remembered with Lois Wilson
    1:00 PM - The History of Aerospace in 10 Objects with Pierre Lauzon
  • Monday, 12/10
    A Difficult Day in an EC-130
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 12/11
    America's First Vietnam Ace (in the Great Gallery- Challenger Learning Center)
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 12/12
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 12/13
    B-29 Sunk by a PT Boat
    with Jim Marich
  • Friday, 12/14
    The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Sunday, 12/16
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 12/17
    B-29 Rescued by a Submarine
    with Don Ulmer
  • Tuesday, 12/18
    No Storytelling
  • Wednesday, 12/19
    The Gooney Bird on D-Day
    with Bill Griffith
  • Thursday, 12/20
    Lighter Than Air
    with Alan Werner
  • Friday, 12/21
    A-6 Intruder Air Hero
    with Dave Cable
  • Sunday, 12/23
    Life on an Aircraft Carrier
    with Les Jones
  • Monday, 12/24
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 12/25
    No Storytelling- Museum Closed for Christmas
  • Wednesday, 12/26
    Shoot Down and Recovery of Oyster 1 Bravo
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 12/27
    Vietnam AirMobile/ Air Assault: A Soldier's Story
    with Dave Waggoner
  • Friday, 12/28
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to the Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 12/30
    Colonel Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the PCW- next to the P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 12/31
    Douglas Bader: RAF Pilot
    with Mike Richardson