Dominic A. Antonelli

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Dominic A. Antonelli
NASA Astronaut
Born (1967-08-23) August 23, 1967 (age 51)[1]
Detroit, Michigan
Other occupation
Test Pilot
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)
University of Washington (MS)
RankCommander, USN
Time in space
24d 13h 58m
Selection2000 NASA Group
MissionsSTS-119, STS-132
Mission insignia
STS-119 STS-132 Patch.svg

Dominic Anthony "Tony" Antonelli (born August 23, 1967) is a retired NASA astronaut. Antonelli was born in Detroit, Michigan, but was raised in both Indiana and North Carolina.[2] He is married and has two children.[2]


Antonelli graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[2] He went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics and astronautics.[2] He later attended the University of Washington, earning a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics.[2]

Antonelli preparing to eat during STS-119.

Military career[edit]

Antonelli served as a fleet Naval Aviator and Landing Signal Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with the Blue Diamonds (VFA-146), flying F/A-18C Hornets in support of Operation Southern Watch.

Antonelli has accumulated over 3,200 hours in 41 different kinds of aircraft and has completed 273 carrier arrested landings. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (Navy Exchange Pilot).

NASA career[edit]

Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000, Antonelli served in various technical assignments until his assignment to a mission. He served as pilot on the STS-119 mission[3] which launched on March 15, 2009. The flight delivered the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the International Space Station. Antonelli was assigned as pilot on the STS-132 mission, launched on May 14, 2010. The mission saw the delivery of the Russian Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1) to the International Space Station.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Astronaut Biography: Dominic Antonelli Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e Astronaut Biography: Dominic A. Antonelli National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  3. ^ NASA (2007). "NASA Assigns Crew for Final Solar Array Delivery to Station". NASA. Retrieved October 19, 2007.

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