Astronaut Dominic 'Tony' Antonelli
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. 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.