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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. We hope you enjoy it!!

Smallest

April 7, 2020 / Podcast, FlightDeck, History, Space, Apollo, Storytelling, elephant, aerospace

Host Sean Mobley brings us part one of an all-new mini-series featuring The Museum of Flight’s most extreme artifacts. In this series you will uncover the smallest, largest, oldest and youngest objects in our collection. Join us for a journey of wonderment and surprise as we discuss some of our most unique artifacts!

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A Needle at the Bottom of the Sea

January 28, 2020 / NASA, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Apollo 11, Engines, Ocean

Undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of man has been stepping foot on the Moon. In 1969, the famous Apollo 11 mission fulfilled this dream. Fast forward to 2013, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos commences an expedition to find the powerful Saturn V F-1 rocket engines that propelled Neil Armstrong into space for the imperative Moon landing. The expedition presented many challenges, one of those being that eight other Apollo missions were said to be located in the same general area off of the coast of Florida.  

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Failure is Not An Option: An Interview with Buzz Aldrin

July 20, 2019 / NASA, Apollo, Moon, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the Moon, recalls the Apollo 11 mission and how one felt tip pen helped the astronauts successfully return to Earth.

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The Moon Landing Musical

May 14, 2019 / Apollo, Moon, Theater, Music

The Museum is hosting its own performance of the Moon Landing musical to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, and our very own Natalie Copeland explains why you need to see it.

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

December 25, 2018 / NASA, Apollo, Storytelling, 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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Remembering Apollo Astronaut Richard Gordon

May 1, 2018 / NASA, Apollo, Personal Courage, Dick Gordon, Seattle

Dick Gordon passed away in November 2017, and author and volunteer Jake Schultz had the honor of recording Gordon’s oral history few months prior to learn about his experiences as an astronaut.

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When We Chose to Go to the Moon

April 3, 2018 / Space, NASA, John F. Kennedy, Apollo, Moon

How did a bunch of Houston high school students help President Kennedy drive the United States towards putting a man on the Moon?

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