Northrop lands MK54 torpedo deal from Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. said it secured a U.S. Navy contract to provide acoustic nose arrays for lightweight torpedoes for U.S. and foreign military sales.

Northrop delivers mine-hunting vehicle to Japan

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 19 (UPI) -- Japan's navy has received the first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles from Northrop Grumman for use on MCH-101 helicopters.

Sonar integration contract for Northrop

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman to support integration of its AQS-24A Side Look Sonar System onto an unmanned surface vessel.

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Porsche crashes into grocery store

CARDIGAN, Wales, May 15 (UPI) -- The manager of a Welsh grocery store said the owner of a brand new Porsche accidentally crashed into a fire escape when he thought the vehicle was in reverse.

Pop singer Tom Jones looking to attract younger fans

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Septuagenarian Welsh rocker Tom Jones says his U.S. tour for his new album "Spirit in the Room" is aimed at drawing in younger listeners.
Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.
Eventful year for Britain's royal family

Eventful year for Britain's royal family

Britain's royal family kept the tongues of gossips wagging on both sides of the pond this year, thanks to Queen Elizabeth II's lavish Diamond Jubilee celebration, Prince Harry's nude photo scandal, Prince Philip's health woes and Duchess Kate's pregnancy.
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Tom Jones pulls out of Olympic concert

Tom Jones pulls out of Olympic concert

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Singer Tom Jones said he pulled out of two scheduled concerts in England over the weekend on doctor's orders for a chest infection and bronchitis.

Japan orders more mine-hunting gear

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 12 (UPI) -- Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has ordered additional airborne mine-hunting systems from Northrop Grumman of the United States.

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Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Grace Jones and Tom Jones performed at Monday night's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.

Leanne Mitchell wins Britain's 'The Voice'

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- More than 7 million people watched as Leanne Mitchell was crowned the winner of BBC singing reality television show, "The Voice," the British network said.
ABC plans extensive Diamond Jubilee coverage

ABC plans extensive Diamond Jubilee coverage

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- ABC says it plans to air exclusive interviews with British princes William and Harry in honor of their grandmother, the queen's, 60th anniversary on the throne.
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Tom Jones
Tom Jones arrives for the 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary Induction Ceremony and Gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 18, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Thomas David Jones (born January 22, 1955) 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 is a science/space contributor for the Fox News channel.

Jones was born in 1955, in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Kenwood High School, Essex, Maryland, in 1973; received a bachelor of science degree in basic sciences from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977, and a doctorate in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1988. Jones is an Eagle Scout.

A Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Academy, Dr. Jones served on active duty as an Air Force officer for 6 years. After pilot training in Oklahoma, he flew strategic bombers at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. As pilot and aircraft commander of a B-52D Stratofortress, he led a combat crew of six, accumulating over 2,000 hours of jet experience before resigning as a captain in 1983.

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