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

December, 2019

  • Sunday, 12/1
    Bruce Carr: Escaping Enemy Territory (in the Personal Courage Wing- next to P-51 Mustang)
    with Jerry Swearingen
  • Monday, 12/2
    A Difficult Day in an EC-130
    with Bryan Osborne
  • Tuesday, 12/3
    The Black Box (in the Great Gallery- under the 737)
    with Bob Semlow
  • Wednesday, 12/4
    The Spitfire
    with Wayne Misenar
  • Thursday, 12/5
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Friday, 12/6
    Apollo: Greatest Accomplishment of Mankind… Ever!
    with Jim Frank
  • Sunday, 12/8
    Saving Your Wingman: Risner's and Pardo's Push
    with Jan Czechowski
  • Monday, 12/9
    The Night Witches
    with Roger Neill
  • Tuesday, 12/10
    Ellen Church: America's First Flight Attendant (in the Great Gallery- next to Boeing Model 80A)
    with Deana Ross
  • Wednesday, 12/11
    Flying the Alaskan Bush
    with Jeff Haddock
  • Thursday, 12/12
    Lucky Lindy
    with Barry Latter
  • Friday, 12/13
    The Blackbird Tales (in the Great Gallery- under the Blackbird)
    with Ken Bottini
  • Sunday, 12/15
    B-17 Pilot: Combat Missions
    with Dick Nelms
  • Monday, 12/16
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 12/17
    The Battle of Britain
    with Larry Kanaster
  • Wednesday, 12/18
    Shoot-down and Recovery of Oyster 1 Bravo
    with Jerry Coy
  • Thursday, 12/19
    The Unfinished Letter
    with Tom Davidson
  • Friday, 12/20
    The Vietnam War (in the Great Gallery- next to the Bronze Map)
    with Cal Kam
  • Sunday, 12/22
    The Dreamlifter
    with John Weiss
  • Monday, 12/23
    Douglas Bader: RAF Fighter Pilot
    with Mike Richardson
  • Tuesday, 12/24
    Pardo's Push
    with Ken McNair
  • Wednesday, 12/25
    No Storytelling
    Christmas- Museum Closed
  • Thursday, 12/26
    On A Cruise Ship- Navy Style
    with Bill McCutcheon
  • Friday, 12/27
    The B-52 and Vietnam
    with Dave Wellman
  • Sunday, 12/29
    WASPs in War
    with Leslie Czechowski
  • Monday, 12/30
    The Unlikely Inventor
    with Barry Cossel
  • Tuesday, 12/31
    Birth of the B-52: The Weekend That Changed History
    with Jon Fehrenbach