The Museum of Flight Blog

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

Being a Stewardess in the 1960s

April 13, 2021

“I just got hired by United Airlines to be a Stewardess.” My cousin proudly told me. Why don’t you apply?” So I did, was accepted, and two months later... more >

Bessie Coleman: Daredevil, Pioneer, Advocate

February 11, 2021

Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta Texas, right near the border with Louisiana and Arkansas, in 1892. Her mother was African American and her father... more >

Eugene Bullard, the First African American Fighter Pilot and Veteran of Two World Wars

January 18, 2021

Eugene Bullard (1895 – 1961) was among the first black military pilots in the world. There were around five black military pilots in World War I, and... more >

A Bid to Turn the Tide

January 6, 2021

While there are many opportunities within the aviation industry, there is a shortage of diverse candidates ready to fill entry and upper level... more >

Power of Giving: Ron Limes

December 30, 2020

The path from goal to achievement seldom follows a straight line. Both unforeseen challenges and unexpected opportunities can alter one’s intended... more >

Dr. Farouk El-Baz

April 30, 2020

Originally from Egypt, geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz helped NASA select the best places to land on the Moon.

Pete Conrad

April 30, 2020
His first name was Charles, but everyone called him Pete.
 
Apollo 12 astronaut, Charles “Pete” Conrad was selected as part of NASA’s second... more >

Top 5 Things To Do at the Museum This Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

When the weather turns cold and rainy in Seattle, it's the perfect time to plan a trip to the Museum! This fall, we have fun events and activities sure... more >

Pilot Profile: Candyce Henderson

August 5, 2019

For Candyce Henderson, First Officer for Frontier Airlines, it all began with Mae Jemison. “In the first grade, we were assigned to do a project about... more >

Practice Makes Perfect: The Men Behind the Apollo 11 Recovery Mission

July 23, 2019

The Apollo 11 Moon landing is regarded as one of the most incredible moments in human history. But after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the Moon,... more >

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