Two Mercury Astronauts Speak at the 2011 John H. Glenn Lecture

Lecture Archive

We invite legendary pilots, astronauts, scientists, historians, and other experts in the field of aviation and spaceflight to speak at the Museum on a regular basis. Most of our lectures are webcast, recorded, and archived for your enjoyment.

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Online Conferences

Below is an archive of online conferences produced by our staff. During these conferences, participants from around the world engaged in interactive discussions with our experts about various topics related to aviation and space history.

Mr. Lincoln's Air Force

Online Conference: Mr. Lincoln's Air Force
Learn about Civil War ballooning.


Learn by doing! Explore the science of aerodynamics, learn about the cultural history surrounding aviation, test your knowledge of geography, and more through these interactive activities.

How Things Fly

Learn about the basic principles of flight.

Airplane Anatomy

Activities focused on the Wright brothers and the first airplane.

Geography From Space

Test your geography knowledge with this online quiz.

America by Air

Activities focused on the development of commercial aviation.

Pioneers of Flight

Activities that explore the challenges of aviation and rocket pioneers from the 1920s and 30s.