Thomas D. Jones, PhD

Former NASA Astronaut & Planetary Scientist; Author

Thomas D. Jones, PhD Biography

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.

After graduation from the Air Force Academy, Jones piloted B-52D strategic bombers, earned a doctorate in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona, studied asteroids for NASA, engineered intelligence-gathering systems for the CIA, and helped NASA develop advanced mission concepts to explore the solar system.

Jones is the author of several space and aviation books: Ask the Astronaut, Planetology, (written with Ellen Stofan), Hell Hawks! The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht (with Robert F. Dorr), and Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir. The Wall Street Journal named Sky Walking one if its “Five Best” books on space.

Dr. Jones' awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Exceptional Service award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Public Service award, Phi Beta Kappa, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and Distinguished Eagle Scout. The Main Belt asteroid 1082 TomJones is named in his honor. In 2018, Jones was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Jones served on the NASA Advisory Council and the board of the Association of Space Explorers and is a board member for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. As an aerospace and science consultant, he focuses on the future direction of human space exploration, uses of asteroid and space resources, and planetary defense. A frequent public speaker, he appears often on TV and radio with expert commentary on science and space flight.

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Thomas D. Jones, PhD Videos

2018 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Asteroid Day with Astronaut Tom Jones at Kennedy Space Center
Astronaut Tom Jones Talks About Success and Mental Preparation

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Thomas D. Jones, PhD Videos

2018 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Asteroid Day with Astronaut Tom Jones at Kennedy Space Center
Astronaut Tom Jones Talks About Success and Mental Preparation
Episode 42 Tom Jones discusses defending Earth
Astronaut Tom Jones talks about STS-80 UFO

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