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cspg
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Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight
by Tom Jones
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, especially "armchair astronauts" and young would-be space explorers.

  • Age Range: 10-17 years
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (March 22, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1588345378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588345370

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From Tom Jones on Facebook:
My new book is out today, and here's a quick look at it from Children's Book Review. But this book is for explorers of all ages. Enjoy your journey to space!

Robert Pearlman
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'Ask the Astronaut': Tom Jones' Q&A book offers modern spaceflight primer

Tom Jones has written an astronaut's primer for a new generation.

In "Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight" (Smithsonian), Jones taps into his own history as a space shuttle crew member while building upon two earlier Q&A books written by astronauts who preceded him into space.

Robert Pearlman
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Tom Jones will share some of his favorite questions from his new book, tell stories from his missions and take questions from you during a live webcast and presentation at the National Air and Space Museum on Dec. 28, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.
Have you ever wondered what space is really like? Tom Jones, a veteran NASA astronaut who completed four space shuttle missions and three spacewalks, will tell you all about it!

Jones will choose a selection of his favorite questions from his new book Ask the Astronaut, sprinkle in his most exciting space adventures, take a peek into the future of human exploration, and invite a lengthy conversation with the audience's favorite questions playing a starring role!

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A new interview with Tom Jones about this book.
Journalists For Space sat down with NASA astronaut Tom Jones for a one-on-one interview at the San Diego Air and Space Museum to discuss his career, his thoughts about Mars, his views on commercial spaceflight, and his newest book "Ask the Astronaut."

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