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Archival Adventures: NASA w/guest Archivist Kat!

Archival Adventures: NASA w/guest Archivist Kat!

It's time for an adventure! This week, Archivist Kat is joining Archivist Anthony for some NASA history with the James J. Avitabile Papers. Avitabile was a United States Air Force officer from East Haven, Connecticut, who served as an Atlas E operations launch officer and an astronaut mission operations instructor at NASA’s Spacecraft Simulator Complex. This complex was responsible for astronaut mission flight training at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy from 1957 to 1967. Avitabile also served in the Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) Program Office, was an airborne test director for the E-3A Airborne Warnings and Control Systems (AWACS) Aircraft, and was activation director for the AWACS Operating Base. Learn more in the finding aid: bit.ly/Ms2001-057

Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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