Charles Edward Jones
|Charles E. Jones|
Charles Edward Jones|
November 8, 1952
Clinton, Indiana, U.S.
September 11, 2001 (aged 48)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
(on board AA Flight 11)
United States Air Force Academy, B.S. 1974|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. 1980
|Selection||1982 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 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 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.
- "Astronaut Biography: Charles Jones". Space Facts. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
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