Charles E. Brady, Jr.

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: former space shuttle astronaut and amateur radio enthusiast who flew aboard the shuttle Columbia in 1996 on a 16-day science mission and was one of the first operators of the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment, or SAREX, which allowed astronauts to talk with ham radio operators around the world.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: August 12, 1951

 

Died: July 23, 2006

 

Location: Oak Harbor, Washington