Tom Jones

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Tom Jones has served with distinction in the United States Air Force and as a NASA astronaut. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Jones piloted and commanded B-52D Stratofortress aircrafts, then completed a P.h. D in planetary science at the University of Arizona. During his time with NASA, Dr. Jones flew missions on the Endeavour, the Columbia, and Atlantis, totaling over 1,200 hours in space. He currently writes and lectures about the Solar System, space exploration and American history. 

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Fall 2008

Three days into their mission, two vital oxygen tanks exploded, seriously damaging Apollo 13's service module and forcing pilot Fred Haise, Jr. and his two fellow astronauts to scramble into the attached lunar module where they plotted their course home, shivering in the cold on imited oxygen