"When Rocks Attack" with Astronaut Tom Jones | Asteroid Day 2017Jun 30, 2017 01:30 PM Journey to Mars and Space Shuttle Atlantis
Astronaut Tom Jones visits Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Asteroid Day 2017. Jones and his colleague, Humberto Campins, a professor at the University of Central Florida, will explore asteroids sciences. Jones will examine the dangers to Earth from asteroid impacts, how we can prevent these most damaging of natural disasters, and the prospects of turning these sometimes threatening objects into rich natural resources to expand the space economy and increase the pace of space exploration.
Jones will also highlight his books, Planetology and Ask the Astronaut, and his memoir Sky Walking. A signing will follow the presentation at 3:00 p.m. in Space Shuttle Atlantis® on the ground level.