The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has announced that Tom Jones, retired astronaut will be the first 2013 presenter for the Museum's monthly aviation speaker series with his presentation "Visit to the WWII Battles of Papua New Guinea and the Coral Sea".
A native of the Essex, MD area and graduate of Kenwood High School, Thomas D. Jones, Ph.D. is a former NASA astronaut, scientist, speaker, author, and consultant. He holds a doctorate in planetary sciences. In 11 years with NASA, Tom flew on four space shuttle missions and completed multiple space walks. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy where he piloted B-52D strategic bombers. Jones writes frequently about space exploration and aviation history in popular aerospace magazines, and is the co-author of six books including the fascinating, "Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir."
This free speaker presentation, of interest to middle school students through adult audiences, takes place in the Lockheed Martin Auditorium which is located in Lockheed Martin's administration building at 2323 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD at Chesapeake Park.
Join us as we welcome back to Baltimore an Essex/Middle River hometown aviation pioneer who enjoys discovering and sharing WWII history. Admission to the speaker series presentation on WWII aviation history is free. A photo ID is required of all attendees. For additional information, visit the Museum's web site at http://www.mdairmuseum.org/ or call 410-682-6122.