Thomas David Jones Status: Retired 1/22/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1994 Last Flight: 2/7/2001 Thomas David Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four space shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. He flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996 and STS-98 in 2001. His total mission time was 53 days 48 minutes. He works as a planetary scientist, space operations consultant, astronaut speaker, and author. Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-59 Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-68 Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-80 Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-98 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Type: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS Spacecraft: Orion Country: USA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.