People of SVC
Angelo J. Taiani is a native of Latrobe and a graduate of Latrobe High School. In 1948 he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Saint Vincent College. Mr. Taiani served three years in the Navy during World War II and retired as a Navy Commander with 41 years of reserve service.
During his career at NASA, Mr. Taiani worked on numerous projects as a general space engineer, in test support at Cape Canaveral and later the Kennedy Space Center on the Juno project. Later, he worked in support of the Space Shuttle program. He retired in 1984 after a 34-year career with the space agency. He still lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and enjoys volunteering to give tours of NASA facilities to journalists. In addition to generously making the Planetarium possible Mr. Taiani also donated his extensive collection of astronaut photography.