Charles Edward Jones

Infobox Astronaut
name =Charles Jones


type =USAF Astronaut
status =Deceased
nationality =American
date_birth =November 4, 1952
place_birth =Clinton, Indiana
occupation =
rank =Colonel, USAF
selection =1982 USAF Group
time =
mission =None
insignia =|

Colonel Charles Edward ("Chuck") Jones (November 4, 1952 – September 11, 2001) was a United States Air Force officer, a computer programmer, and an astronaut in the USAF Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program.

Jones was born in Clinton, Indiana. He graduated from Wichita High School East in 1970. He entered the USAF Manned Spaceflight Engineer program in 1982, and was scheduled to fly on mission STS-71-B in December 1986, but the mission was cancelled after the "Challenger" Disaster in January 1986. He left the Manned Spaceflight Engineer program in 1987.

He was killed at the age of 48 in the attacks of September 11, 2001, aboard American Airlines Flight 11. He had been living as a retired US Air Force Colonel in Bedford, Massachusetts, at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife Jeanette.

"See also:"

References

* " [http://www.space.com/news/charles_jones_010916.html Former Military Astronaut Among Hijack Victims] ", an article by Robert Pearlman on the SPACE.com website, dated September 16, 2001
* [http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/astronauts/english/jones_charles.htm Spacefacts biography of Charles Edward Jones]


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