The Museum of Flight Blog

Your destination for stories and insights on all things aviation and aerospace.

Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Museum This Winter

December 4, 2018

The cold weather is a great reason to find fun indoors, and the Museum has plenty of activities for kids and families to enjoy! Whether want to live... more >

The World's Worst Aircraft Disaster

November 6, 2018

According to two separate reports in 2017, from a Dutch consulting firm and the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year on record for... more >

Quirks Of The First Jet Powered Air Force One

November 2, 2018

The sleek blue, white and metallic livery of Air Force One makes it one of the most recognizable aircraft on the planet. But the plane that you’re most... more >

"Still A Jedi At Heart," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

"Yoda's Story," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

"The Skywalker Force Reunion," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

Who Are The Night Witches?

October 17, 2018

Besides having what just might be the coolest name in aviation history, the Night Witches were a tough bunch of women pilots and navigators who stood... more >

Top 5 Things To Do This Fall At The Museum Of Flight

October 11, 2018

When the cold, rainy weather returns to Seattle, it’s the perfect time to visit the Museum and check out new exhibits, events, and fun activities for... more >

How Teamwork Helped The X-1 Break The Sound Barrier

October 10, 2018

Seventy-one years ago, on October 14, 1947, U.S. Army Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 rocket plane on history’s first successful... more >

The Life and Death of Stars: An Interview

September 19, 2018

The Hubble telescope—an optical telescope released into space in 1990—has been taking photos of stars in deep space and has changed our understandings... more >

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