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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.
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.
Tom’s personal account of the challenges and joys of an astronaut career was cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of its “Five Best” books on spaceflight.
Space Shuttle Stories$35.00
NASA’s space shuttle was the world’s first reusable spacecraft, accomplishing many firsts and inspiring generations across its 30-year lifespan as America’s iconic spaceship. In Space Shuttle Stories, shuttle astronaut Tom Jones interviewed more than 130 fellow astronauts for their personal vignettes, covering all 135 space shuttle missions from Columbia’s maiden flight in 1981 to the final launch of Atlantis in 2011. The book is a major contribution to the historical record of a momentous era of spaceflight.
Experience all 135 NASA space shuttle missionsever flown through the words of the astronauts themselves in this spectacularly illustrated volume.
With more than 600 photos from the NASA archives, this guide is perfect for fans of space history and spaceflight.
Each mission profile includes:
- An astronaut narrative that immerses the readers in their personal mission experience.
- Data about the mission, crew, launch, landing, duration, and highlights.
- Captivating photographs rarely seen by the public.
- Space Shuttle Stories focuses on the lived, human experiences of larger-than-life space missions. It’s a definitive oral history that captures the importance, wonder, and exhilaration of the Space Shuttle era.