Ready for the weekend?
Listen to a podcast series about the role of Latino history and culture in aviation and space. Take an airport art tour. And enter Frontier Airlines’ sweepstakes to win a trip to attend a Taylor Swift concert.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has launched “AeroEspacial,” a limited series of its “AirSpace” podcast that focuses on stories of Latino history and culture at the heart of aviation and space.
The four-part series is being produced in both English and Spanish and follows the museum’s 5-part “QueerSpace” series, which was released in February 2022.
Here’s the “AeroEspacial” Episode Schedule
- July 13: In the early 1960s, thousands of unaccompanied children fled Cuba by plane, moving to the United States on visa waivers from the U.S. government. This episode explores the role of aviation in Operation Pedro Pan.
- July 27: Arecibo Observatory is the pride of Puerto Rico’s science community. Following the devastating collapse of the observatory’s radio telescope, this episode explores the history, science and social importance of Arecibo.
- Aug. 10: Latino Futurist artists use their mediums to imagine futures unlike the present, using art to create a society that is whole and inclusive in a way reality is not. This episode explores art from Latino creatives at the intersection of space and culture.
- Aug. 24: In recent expansions of the Star Wars universe, Latino actors and storylines have taken center stage. From Arturito to “Andor,” this episode explores the past and present of Latino representation in Star Wars.
Here’s the QueerSpace podcast list:
- Episode 1: Fly the Friendly Skies — The community built by male flight attendants in the 1970s
- Episode 2: We’re All Stories in the End — Queer worldbuilding in science fiction
- Episode 3: Becoming Light — The Air Force and Space Force’s LGBTQ+ Initiative Team
- Episode 4: Saxophones on the Moon — Space, queerness, and futurism in art
- Episode 5: Fight for Your Right — The first precedent ruling that the federal government can’t fire an employee for being gay.
Art tour at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) now has a virtual art tour that highlights the airport’s art collection of 17 two-dimensional pieces of art and three-dimensional sculptures, all representing the themes of textiles, technology, and water.
There are QR codes located near each art piece in the terminal that link to an audio description of the work, information about the artists, and the significance of the artwork within the region. The art tour is also accessible via the GSP airport website.
Taylor Swift fan? Frontier Airlines is giving away two tickets
Frontier Airlines has launched a sweepstakes to give away tickets to Taylor Swift’s August 7 The Eras Tour show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
The winner will receive two concert tickets, two roundtrip flights, two nights of lodging, and $500 in spending money.