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Ask the Astronaut$20.00
Ever wondered what space is really like? In his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His characteristic blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire them to want to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it’s like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers.
The true story of a band of young American fighter pilots, and their gritty, close-quarters fight against Hitler’s vaunted military. The “Hell Hawks” were the men and Thunderbolt fighter-bombers of the 365th Fighter Group.Veteran pilot and astronaut Tom Jones and co-author Bob Dorr recreate the combat exploits of the Group’s young pilots (most barely twenty and fresh from flight training) as they flew in close support of Eisenhower’s G.I.s, fighting across Europe from D-Day to war’s end.
Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System$40.00
To examine the forces that shape the solar system, Planetology’s authors pair spectacular images of Earth with astonishing scenes of alien surfaces, beamed home by NASA’s far-ranging robotic probes. Astronaut and planetary scientist Tom Jones joins planetary scientist Ellen Stofan to deliver breathtaking space images, complemented by National Geographic’s best. Their exploration experiences from orbit and the home planet punctuate an absorbing and informative journey.
A gripping first-hand account of life in space and the making of an astronaut. Experience the human and spiritual dimensions of flying in space and working aboard the International Space Station?
Veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones is uniquely qualified to give the details: he flew four shuttle missions and led three space walks to deliver the Destiny science lab to the Station.