TOM JONES

ASTRONAUT SPEAKER

Scientist, Author, Pilot and NASA Astronaut

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Ask the Astronaut
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Sky Walking
An Astronaut's Memior
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Planetology
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Hell Hawks!
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About Dr. Tom Jones

Thomas D. Jones, PhD, is a scientist, author, pilot, and veteran NASA astronaut. In more than eleven years with NASA, he flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit. On his last flight, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory. He has spent fifty-three days working and living in space.

 

 

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Landing day for STS-80, on Pearl Harbor Day, 1996. Aboard Columbia, we flew the longest shuttle mission--18 days--and came back to a perfect dawn touchdown at Kennedy Space Center. The best part was knowing our families were there at the runway for landing--best reunion ever!

-- Tom Jones AstroTomJones Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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