Avitabile, James J.
Papers, 1963-2001, 14.0 cu. ft.
Air Force officer assigned to NASA's spacecraft simulator complex as an astronaut mission operations instructor (1965-1967). Graduate of the University of Connecticut; MBA, Western New England College. Entered the United States Air Force in 1959. Served as an Atlas E operations launch officer and as an astronaut mission operations instructor at NASA's spacecraft simulator complex, responsible for astronaut mission flight training at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy from 1965 to 1967. Also served in the Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) Program Office; as airborne test director for the E-3A Airborne Warnings and Control Systems (AWACS) Aircraft; and as activation director for the AWACS Operating Base. Papers include NASA spacecraft operations manuals and training guides for the Mercury, Gemini and early Apollo programs; programmer manuals for NASA computer systems; NASA public information publications; and non-NASA space-related materials.
Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database.