Antonelli, Dominic

Dominic Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. He was born Dominic Anthony Antonelli on August 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised both Indiana and North Carolina. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A couple years later he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. Antonelli served as a fleet Naval Aviator and Landing Signal Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with the Blue Diamonds, Strike Fighter Squadron 146, flying F/A-18C Hornets in support of Operation Southern Watch.

Antonelli was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000. He served in various mechanical assignments until his transfer to a mission. He served as pilot on the STS-119 mission, 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. He was then assigned as pilot on the STS-132 mission, which launched on May 14, 2010. The mission saw the delivery of the Russian Mini-Research Module 1 to the International Space Station.

He is married with two children.

Antonelli Dominic

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