Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center
Armando Piloto is a mission manager for the Launch Services Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is responsible for managing integration and engineering of spacecraft launching on expendable launch vehicles.
In 1993, Piloto joined NASA at Kennedy Space Center as a co-op student, where he worked overseeing the operations and maintenance of facilities located on KSC’s Industrial area.
In 1997, he took a mechanical/propulsion engineering position in the Expendable Launch Vehicle directorate at Kennedy, where he worked as a system engineer on Delta and Titan launch vehicles.
In 1998, Piloto was assigned as the project engineer for the design and development of the Delta II Dual Payload Attach Fitting. Piloto has also worked as an integration engineer for the Launch Services Program.
Armando was born in Cuba. He came over to the United States at age 11 and settled in the Miami area. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Florida International University and a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida. Piloto, his wife and two children live on Merritt Island, Fla., where he enjoys coaching baseball and is also in the process of writing a book with his daughter.