AirSpace: Bailing Out (Season 1, Ep.3)
AirSpace

In this episode, we’ll learn how pilots train to get out and back down to Earth safely, and we’ll hear from someone who did it (upside down, at 23,000 feet!).

Flash Forward: Grounded
Flash Forward

Aside from hurting your wallet, commercial flights also hurt the planet, contributing to the continuous input of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that is in turn contributing to climate change.

Short Wave: Meet The Climate Scientist Trying to Fly Less for Work
Short Wave (NPR)

Host Maddie Sofia talks with climate scientist Kim Cobb about her push to get scientists to fly less for work, and what happened when the pandemic suddenly made that idea a reality.

Short Wave: One Of The Germiest Places In The Airport
Short Wave (NPR)

Niina Ikonen and Carita Savolainen-Kopra from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare studied high-traffic areas in the Helsinki airport to identify where germs were most prevalent.

California Academy of Sciences: How Many Planes Are in the Sky?
California Academy of Sciences

Real-time air traffic reveals travel patterns occurring on timescales far more rapid than species migration.

STEM Careers Coalition: Powering Our Skies
STEM Careers Coalition

How can we sustainably power our planes in the future?

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Flights of Fancy Story Time - "Fly and Float"
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story Fly and Float, a story about seaplanes. 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Flights of Fancy Story Time - "Homebuilt Airplanes"
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story “Homebuilt Airplanes,” which tells the story of three friends who build their own airplane out of items in their home.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Pilot Pals Story Time - "Flying Across the Country"
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

In this episode of our “Pilot Pals” story time series, we share the story of the Fokker T-2 and its record-setting nonstop flight across the country in 1923.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Pilot Pals Story Time - "Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega"
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

In the first episode of our “Pilot Pals” story time series, we share the story of Amelia Earhart and her famous red airplane.