Charles Edward Jones

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Charles E. Jones
Charles Edward Jones

(1952-11-08)November 8, 1952
DiedSeptember 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 48)
Alma materUnited States Air Force Academy, B.S. 1974
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. 1980
Space career
USAF Astronaut
Previous occupation
Computer programmer
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel, USAF
Selection1982 USAF Group

Colonel Charles Edward ("Chuck") Jones (November 8, 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' name is located on Panel N-74 of the National September 11 Memorial’s North Pool, along with those of other passengers of Flight 11.

Jones was born November 8, 1952, in Clinton, Indiana. He graduated from Wichita East High School in 1970, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974, and received a Master of Science degree in Astronautics from MIT in 1980. 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 later worked for Defense Intelligence Agency, Bolling AFB in Washington D.C., and was Systems Program Director for Intelligence and Information Systems, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.

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 U.S. Air Force Colonel in Bedford, Massachusetts, at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife Jeanette.

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Jones is memorialized at the North Pool, on Panel N-74.[1]

Jones' name is located on Panel N-74 of the National September 11 Memorial

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charles Edward Jones Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. Memorial Guide: National 9/11 Memorial. Retrieved December 11, 2011.


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