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Astronaut Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Thomas D. Jones, Ph.D., is a planetary scientist and NASA shuttle astronaut. He is a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, and participated in the Keck Institute for Space Studies ARM workshops.

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Astronaut Tom Jones at SETIcon

08/06/2012 | 43:01
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Skywalker, scientist and author Tom Jones joins us in a fireside chat about Near Earth Objects and much more. Emily Lakdawalla tours the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland. Bill Nye the Science Guy put high value on the mission of Curiosity, the MSL Rover, even if it had not landed successfully. What’s Up in the night sky.

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Our Pathway to Exploration Should Start with the Asteroid Redirect Mission

Posted 2014/06/30 06:01 CDT | 51 comments

Despite its rejection by the NRC Committee, we argue that the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) is an affordable and logical first step in such a sequence. ARM is not only consistent with the NRC Committee’s own principles, but is also the only near- term initiative that can shape their recommendations into a sustainable human space exploration program. ARM would launch U.S. explorers into deep space beyond the Moon, and fits logically into an exploration program aimed at Mars.

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