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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!!

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March 24, 2020 / Podcast, FlightDeck, WWII, History, Engineering, Storytelling

This week we are honored to speak with Museum of Flight docent and Holocaust survivor, Pete Metzelaar. Listen as he describes his first-hand account of the devastating sound of war planes flying over Holland during World War II, and his journey to freedom.

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Paperclip Family

March 10, 2020 / Podcast, FlightDeck, WWII, History, Engineering, Storytelling

This week’s episode of the Flight Deck Podcast is the first in a series associated with the Museum wide initiative to feature untold stories in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Today you will hear from Museum docent Reiner Decher who was a young boy in Germany during WWII. Reiner recalls the end of the war through the eyes of a child, escaping Germany with his family through Operation Paperclip. 

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SoYeon Yi, Part I: An Astronaut Education

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

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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Meet an R2-D2 Builder!

July 24, 2018 / Engineering, Storytelling, Star Wars, R2-D2

Bob Jacobson, R2-D2 builder extraordinaire, claims that he wasn’t always into engineering, but the process of building his droid forced him to learn some basic and advanced techniques.

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