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Tom Jones

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.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Saving the Planet: Voices From the Planetary Defense Conference

June 30, 2015 • 28:50

We’ve already brought you Planetary Radio Live from the 2015 PDC near Rome, Italy. Now you’ll hear a small sampling of the scientists, engineers, policymakers and media experts who spent five days considering how humanity will respond to a potentially disastrous threat. Bruce Betts celebrates the great Jupiter-Venus conjunction in What’s Up. Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla return next week.

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Our Pathway to Exploration Should Start with the Asteroid Redirect Mission

June 30, 2014

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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