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

Flight Deck Podcast The Museum of Flight

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    • 4.8, 29 Ratings

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

    Youngest

    Youngest

    Located in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, an exhibit space dedicated to modern space exploration, you’ll find the youngest artifact in our collection: An American flag flown to space on the historic Blue Origin New Shepard NS-3 Launch. In today’s episode of the Flight Deck, we’ll take a look at the flag and it’s story, and also learn why stories are at the heart of any museum…and how the stories told in museums have changed over time.

    • 37 min
    Riding Rockets

    Riding Rockets

    Mike Mullane grew up a child of the space race and realized his dream of space flight as an astronaut for the Space Shuttle program. In today’s interview, which was recorded as part of a Trivia Night program the Museum put on, he takes questions from the audience about his training and experiences in weightlessness. He also helps us answer a few trivia questions about life as an astronaut. Can you get all of the correct answers before he does?

    • 36 min
    Biggest

    Biggest

    Host Sean Mobley brings the second part of this behind-the-scenes mini-series featuring the “extremes” of the Museum of Flight’s collection. Today we’re staying very close to home on our Museum of Flight campus to look at our Biggest artifact, something so big that moving it took boats, barges, and cranes!

    • 34 min
    Smallest

    Smallest

    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!

    • 32 min
    Hidden

    Hidden

    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.

    • 34 min
    Paperclip Family

    Paperclip Family

    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. Reiner’s father worked in aviation developing cutting edge technology for Junkers Aircraft and Motorworks. After the war, Russia and the United States wanted to employ the greatest German scientists and engineers, Reiner’s Father was one of those selected.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

D Emile ,

Fabualous!!

This series is terrific, not just about the extremes but the stories within the story - e.g., astronaut personal bags and collection management. Well constructed. Great voice. Just fascinating.

JustinOWill1 ,

Give a listen, give some support

The Museum of Flight is a fantastic organization that is doing great things for the promotion of and education about aviation’s role in the world. Most fascinating is their work to provide insight into the history of the people for whom aviation and aerospace played a major role in their life - everything from commercial airlines, military flight, personal craft, freight, and space flight.

MoF fan ,

Fantastic!

Great stuff!

Yet another terrific Museum of Flight program.

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