Scientist, Author, Pilot and NASA Astronaut

Tom’s Current Books

Space Shuttle Stories
Ask the Astronaut
Sky Walking
An Astronaut's Memior
Hell Hawks!

About Dr. Tom Jones

Thomas D. Jones, PhD, is a scientist, speaker, 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. read more


Friends: The latest reprint of #SkyWalking is out, but the photo insert contains only b&w images. So, reference this original color version. I appreciate @SmithsonianBook keeping my story in print. Great memories in all these photos, on and off the planet.

Looking forward to a #SpaceShuttleStories event, talk, and signing @wingsmuseum on July 5. One of my favorite aerospace stops in the nation. Let's swap some air and space stories. @SmithsonianBook @AF_Academy @AirForceGrads

I'll be speaking about my new #SpaceShuttleStories (from @SmithsonianBook) on June 11 at the Oakton Library in northern VA. See you there:

During a recent school visit, a student asked me how long it would take an astronaut to journey to the nearest star beyond our solar system. That would be Proxima Centauri, a small, low-mass star about 4.25 light years from our Sun. My answer here:

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