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Flight Deck Podcast

Listen to all of the Museum’s best aviation and aerospace stories on the Flight Deck Podcast, a podcast that makes history personal. Episodes released every other Tuesday. Enjoy!

Jimmy Stewart

January 8, 2019 / Storytelling, Collections, WWII, Fighter Aces, History

What do you get when a WWII American Fighter Ace has the same name as a Hollywood icon and doesn’t get rid of anything? The Lt. Col. James C Stewart Collection!

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Holiday Special - The Apollo 8 Mission and Our Place in the Universe

December 25, 2018 / Storytelling, NASA, Apollo, Earthrise, Bill Barry

This special holiday podcast features an interview with NASA historian Bill Barry who explains how the Apollo 8 mission showed how the pursuit of space can be a unifying force in a divided world.

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When Pearl Harbor Was Attacked

December 11, 2018 / Podcast, Pilot, History, WWII

Please Note: During his retelling, American fighter ace Besby F. Holmes uses an ethnic slur to describe his attackers. This oral history is presented unedited as a historical artifact of one veteran's experience.  

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Ask a Pilot!

November 27, 2018 / airlines, Storytelling

Commercial pilot Kevin Gordon returns in this episode to answer listener questions about all things aviation

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The Stewardess' Tale

November 13, 2018 / Storytelling, United Airlines, 747

Before there were flight attendants, there were stewardesses, and in this AMA episode we talk to Mary Hoy, who served as a stewardess aboard United Airlines from 1967-1973, who answers questions from our social media followers.

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War of the Worlds 80 Years Later

October 30, 2018 / Storytelling, Halloween, Radio

Eighty years ago today, Orson Welles’ 1938 broadcast ‘War of the Worlds’ used cutting-edge audio technology to convince listeners that planet Earth was under attack by Martians.

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Soyeon Yi, Part II: When a Wedding Singer Becomes an Astronaut

October 16, 2018 / SpaceTravel, astronaut, Korea, Soeyon Yi

Sometime between her third and fourth year of her PhD program, Yi’s research ground to a halt. Her experiments were failing, she wasn’t acquiring good data, and even her friends were asking whether or not she could, or should, continue.

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An Interview with a WASP

October 2, 2018 / Storytelling, Personal Courage, WWII, WASP, Pilot

96-year-old Betty Dybbro was fortunate enough to spend one year as a WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilot) during World War Two, and in order to tell her story, we enlisted Katherine K. and Nithi B., two members of Amelia’s Aero Club who participate in aviation and aerospace activities at the Museum.

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SoYeon Yi, Part I: An Astronaut Education

September 18, 2018 / SpaceTravel, Engineering, Korea, astronaut

Did you have trouble figuring out your major when you were in college? If so, you already have one thing in common with the world’s first Korean astronaut, Soyeon Yi.

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Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

September 4, 2018 / Storytelling, Health, Orbis

Did you know that 75% of the world’s blindness can be cured, and 89% of those cases occur in low to middle income countries? The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital works to decrease preventable and curable incidents of blindness with its mobile operating room and teaching facility.

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