NASA astronaut to speak at MYCO



Contact:     Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, SC



“Have Lunch with an Astronaut” and “Ask the Astronaut”- two special events at the Museum of York County with NASA astronaut Dr. Tom Jones


ROCK HILL, SC- The Museum of York County is hosting two events featuring Dr. Tom Jones, a planetary scientist and a veteran NASA astronaut who has flown on four space shuttle missions. Both events offer engaging and wide-ranging talks with Jones regarding his career in space.


On his last space shuttle mission, Dr. Tom Jones made three spacewalks to install the U.S. Destiny module, the centerpiece of the International Space Station. During his 12-year career as an astronaut, Jones participated in a variety of missions and space walks, including two to help build the International Space Station. Jones is the author of six books, the latest being 2016’s “Ask the Astronaut.”


“Have Lunch with an Astronaut” will be held on April 12 from 12 - 2 p.m. The Museum of York County invites families to join Dr. Tom Jones for an exclusive pizza luncheon and talk. Families will receive a copy of Jones’ 2016 book, “Ask the Astronaut,” have the book signed by the author and have the opportunity to ask Jones  questions regarding living and working in space. The cost for “Have Lunch with an Astronaut” is $25 for one adult and one child, which includes lunch for two and one copy of Jones’ latest book. Each additional person is $8, which includes the lunch and talk only. Seating is limited and pre-registration and payment are required by April 3. Please call 803.981.9182 or email to reserve your spot. No refunds. “Have Lunch with an Astronaut” is not suitable for ages 6 and younger. “Have Lunch with an Astronaut” is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.


“Ask the Astronaut - Talk, Q & A and Book Signing” will be held on April 12 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. This evening event features a question and answer session and book signing with veteran astronaut Tom Jones. The cost of this event is $5 per CHM member and $8 per non-member. “Ask the Astronaut” is suitable for ages 12 and older. Limited seating; reservations requested by calling 803.329.2121. “Ask the Astronaut” is sponsored by Allstate: Blake T. Crook.


Dr. Tom Jones’ book “Ask the Astronaut” is available in the Museum Store.


The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mount Gallant Road Rock Hill, SC 29732. 803.329.2121. For more information visit