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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781588344045
  • Imprint: Smithsonian Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $38.00
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Sky Walking

An Astronaut's Memoir


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Astronaut Tom Jones had trained for years for one climactic moment: his first step through an airlock into the vast nothingness of space. What neither he nor anyone else had counted on was a door that refused to open. But that is the nature of spaceflight—anything can, and sometimes does, go wrong. Ultimately, Jones spent fifty-two days orbiting Earth, including more than nineteen hours outside during extravehicular activity—that is, sky walking. This is the tale of that amazing journey.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781588344045
  • Imprint: Smithsonian Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Author

Tom Jones

Date: 2013-08-06
Tom Jones is a writer and bestselling author of Tired of London, Tired of Life and Mad Dogs & Englishmen. He is happiest when discovering new things to do and believes it is important to make the most of where you live. Born near Stroud in the Cotswolds, he is the son of two shopkeepers and studied in York before moving to London. Tom's favourite pub is the Woolpack at Slad in Gloucestershire, and his favourite place in London is 19 Princelet Street. London, The Weekends Start Here is Tom's third book.

Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then he has sung nearly every form of popular music - pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel - and sold over 100 million records. Sir Tom has had thirty-six top 40 hits in the UK and nineteen in the US, including It's Not Unusual, Delilah, Kiss and Sex Bomb.

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