- Charles Edward Jones
name =Charles Jones
November 4, 1952
rank =Colonel, USAF
selection =1982 USAF Group
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 Eastin 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 ForceColonel in Bedford, Massachusetts, at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife Jeanette.
* " [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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