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Former NASA Shuttle Astronaut Tom Jones on WAMS Radio!

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WAMS Radio talks with former Shuttle astronaut Dr. Tom Jones. Tom is one of the VIP guests at this year's OCTOBER SKY FESTIVAL Saturday October 4th 2008 in Coalwood WV. The annual event celebrates the achievements of New York Times bestselling author Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys. This year’s festival will also feature a guest appearance by veteran NASA shuttle astronaut and three-time spacewalker Tom Jones who will sign copies of his book Sky Walking. He will also pose for pictures and even help launch rockets with students from around the country at Cape Coalwood, the original area where Hickam and his boyhood friends sent their missiles skyward. In more than eleven years with NASA, Jones flew on four space shuttle missions into Earth orbit. On his last flight, he led three spacewalks to install the American Destiny laboratory, considered the centerpiece of the International Space Station. In total, Dr. Jones has spent fifty-three days working and living in space. A frequent commentator on space subjects for FOX NEWS, Jones also co-authored with Michael Benson The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASA, (Alpha, 2002). Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir, (Smithsonian Books-Collins, 2006) was named one of its "Five Best" books on space by the Wall Street Journal. His newest title is Hell Hawks! The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht (with Robert F. Dorr; Zenith, 2008). More information about Tom Jones is available at www.AstronautTomJones.com.

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