Jospeh ''Joe'' Jones est un astronaute de la NASA sélectionné en 1992 dans le Groupe 14. Ingénieur aérospatial, il a effectué 4 missions spatiales en tant que Mission Specialist (STS-66, 82, 97 et 115) avant de quitter la NASA en 2008. Actuellement, il enseigne à l'Université du Colorado.
Interview réalisé en 2008
Q : How many years were you connected with the space program before your 1st spaceflight ?
A : 10 years and 4 months (Research Pilot at JSC)
Q : How did you feel prior to the flight ?
A : I was excited, and little nervous
Q : What kinds of sensations did you experienced during take-off ?
A : Nothing I hadn't trained for or expected. It was emotional to finally go
Q : What was weightlessness feel like, and what did you think about during the flight ?
A : Just like being under water. I thought about how lucky and blessed I was to be there
Q : What were some of the problems you encountered and how did you fixed them ?
A : We had very few problems. All were covered by our procedures
Q : What did you eat and did it taste real ?
A : The food was like normal food but did not taste great. Our taste buds do not work well
Q : What was re-entry like ?
A : Very easy with a gradual return to normal gravity. I felt heavy