Charles Edward Jones

Charles Jones
USAF Astronaut
Nationality American
Born (1952-11-08)November 8, 1952
Clinton, Indiana
Died September 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 48)
New York, New York
(onboard AA Flight 11)
Previous occupation
Computer programmer
Rank Colonel, USAF
Selection 1982 USAF Group
Missions None

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' 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 in Clinton, Indiana. He graduated from Wichita High School East in 1970 and earned a bachelor of science in astronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974. 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.

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

See also


  1. Charles Edward Jones. Memorial Guide: National 9/11 Memorial. Retrieved December 11, 2011.


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