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Jim Zappa


Ambassador Since 2011

Getzville, New York 14068
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Jim Zappa Jim Zappa is a practicing engineer with over 21 years experience in the Aerospace industry. In his current position, he is involved with the design, manufacture, and testing of rocket engines, satellite thrusters, and spacecraft propulsion systems. His previous experience includes 14 years in the Aviation industry designing high pressure oxygen equipment for commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft. He is the holder of two US patents, and has also held a position as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative.

Jim's education consists of a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the State University of NY at Buffalo. Additionally, he holds an MBA Certificate, also from the University of Buffalo. In addition to academic degrees, Jim is a member of the American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM), a member of the SAE-Aerospace division, and a past senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Jim has been an active amateur astronomer since 1986, and enjoys using his many telescopes to share the night sky with family, friends, and neighbors. He is an experienced guest lecturer, and has presented on a variety of topics related to space, astronomy, and aviation.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

LCROSS Lunar Mission
Williamsville Space Lab

Solar System Exploration
Aero Club of Buffalo

Spacecraft Exploration of the Solar System
Buffalo Astronomical Association

Spacecraft Propulsion
Middle School

Transit of Venus


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