Status: Inactive; active 2000-2015. Born: 1967-08-23. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 24.58 days. Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan.
Educated MIT; Washington.
Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Dominic A. Antonelli (Commander, USN)
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in Indiana and North Carolina. Married with two children. Interests include snowboarding and NASCAR.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Douglas Byrd High School, Fayetteville, North Carolina; B.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington.
SPECIAL HONORS: Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, NASA Return-to-Flight Award, and various service awards.
EXPERIENCE: Antonelli served as a fleet Naval Aviator and Landing Signal Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with the Blue Diamonds, Strike Fighter Squadron 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 EXPERIENCE: Selected as a pilot by NASA in 2000. He completed 18 months of training and evaluation as an Astronaut Candidate. Antonelli initially served in various technical assignments in support of the Astronaut Office. A veteran of two space flights, Antonelli has logged a total of 24 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes and 35 seconds in space.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Antonelli flew his first mission in space as the pilot of STS-119 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in March 2009. The flight delivered the S6 Integrated Truss Segment and the final pair of power-generating solar array wings to the International Space Station.
Antonelli also served as pilot on STS-132 Atlantis (May 14-26, 2010) the 32nd Shuttle flight to the International Space Station. STS-132 delivered an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-build Mini Research Module to the Station. The STS-132 mission was completed in 186 orbits, traveling 4,879,978 miles in 11 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds.
OFFICIAL NASA BIOGRAPHY
NAME: Dominic A. Antonelli, Lieutenant, USN, Pilot
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: August 23, 1967 - Detroit, MI
RESIDENCE WHEN RECRUITED: Ridgecrest, CA
EDUCATION: Douglas Byrd High School, Fayetteville, NC, 1985; B.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989; M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, 2000 (expected).
POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Project Officer/Weapons Test Pilot F/A-18 Advanced Weapons Laboratory Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA
The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.
Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. Seven pilots and ten mission specialists; 14 men and 3 women.