About the Author
A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Mr. Jones later worked as an engineer for NASA on the Apollo Project, where he helped train the first two groups of astronauts. He then participated in the development of the Lunar Module Mission Simulator. After leaving NASA he worked on various satellite projects until he took early retirement in 1992. Still an active pilot, he flies high-performance sailplanes in the mountain ranges of Southern California. He has published numerous short stories and articles in periodicals such as the Galactic Citizen, Air Force Times, Pacific Flyer, and SAIL magazine.