Charles Brady

Charles Eldon Brady
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Astronaut NASA
Státní příslušnostSpojené státy
Datum narození12. srpna 1951
Místo narozeníUSA Pinehurst, Severní Karolína, USA
Datum úmrtí23. července 2006
Místo úmrtíUSA Orcas Island, Washington, USA
Předchozí
zaměstnání
lékař
Hodnostkapitán United States Navy
Čas ve vesmíru16d 21h 48m
Kosmonaut od1992
MiseSTS-78
Znaky misíZnak mise
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Charles Eldon Brady Jr. (12. srpna 1951 Pinehurst, Severní Karolína, USA23. července 2006 v Orcas Island, Washington) byl americký astronaut, který se dostal do vesmíru na palubě raketoplánu Columbia.

Životopis

Vystudoval North Moore High School, Robbins, Severní Karolína a v témže roce 1969 nastoupil na universitu v Severní Karolíně (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) ke studiu medicíny. V letech 1971–1975 pokračoval ve studiích na Duke University, Durham, Severní Karolína. V letech 1999–2000 absolvoval roční studium biologie na University of Tennessee. Mezitím vystřídal celou řadu zaměstnavatelů, absolvoval letecký výcvik a v roce 1992 se zapojil u NASA do výcvikového střediska astronautů. Čtyři roky poté absolvoval let do vesmíru, v roce 2002 z NASA odešel. Byl ženatý s Cathy Ann, rozenou Schererovou, s ní se rozvedl. Našel si družku Susan Osenovou a měli spolu v roce 2002 syna Charlese. Používal přezdívku Chuck. V roce 2006 ve svých 54 letech zemřel zřejmě vlastní rukou z nejasných příčin.

Let do vesmíru

V červnu 1996 byl na palubě raketoplánu Columbia při misi STS-79. Pro Columbii to byl 20. let, pro něj první (a poslední). Stal se tak 348. člověkem ve vesmíru a strávil tam 16 dní. Startovali z mysu Canaveral na Floridě. Velitelem lodě byl Terence T. Henricks, v sedmičlenné posádce byli dále Kewin R. Kregel, Richard M. Linnehan, Susan J. Helmsová, všichni z USA, dále Jean-Jacques Favier z Francie a Robert B. Thirsk z Kanady. Na palubě měli laboratoř Spacelab a prováděli experimenty různého zaměření.

Vyznamenání

  • Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal ribbon, 2nd award.svg Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal se zlatou hvězdou
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation se sponou Battle E
  • National Defense Service Medal ribbon.png Medaile za službu v národní obraně
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Expediční medaile ozbrojených sil
  • Navy and Marine Corps Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg Stužka za službu na moři
  • SpaceFltRib.gif NASA Space Flight Medal

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Ribbon
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) is a military award of the United States military, which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President John Kennedy. The medal is awarded for participation in "any military campaign of the United States for which no other service medal is authorized."
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The STS-78 patch links past with present to tell the story of its mission and science through a design imbued with the strength and vitality of the 2-dimensional art of North America's northwest coast Indians. Central to the design is the space Shuttle whose bold lines and curves evoke the Indian image for the eagle, a native American symbol of power and prestige as well as the national symbol of the United States. The wings of the Shuttle suggest the wings of the eagle whose feathers, indicative of peace and friendship in Indian tradition, are captured by the U forms, a characteristic feature of Northwest coast Indian art. The nose of the Shuttle is the strong downward curve of the eagle's beak, and the Shuttle's forward windows, the eagle's eyes, represented through the tapered S forms again typical of this Indian art form.

The basic black and red atoms orbiting the mission number recall the original NASA emblem while beneath, utilizing Indian ovoid forms, the major mission scientific experiment package LMS (Life and Materials Sciences) housed in the Shuttle's cargo bay is depicted in a manner reminiscent of totem-pole art. This image of a bird poised for flight, so common to Indian art, is counterpointed by an equally familiar Tsimshian Indian symbol, a pulsating sun with long hyperbolic rays, the symbol of life. Within each of these rays are now encased crystals, the products of this mission's 3 major, high-temperature materials processing furnaces. And as the sky in Indian lore is a lovely open country, home of the Sun Chief and accessible to travelers through a hole in the western horizon, so too, space is a vast and beckoning landscape for explorers launched beyond the horizon.

Beneath the Tsimshian sun, the colors of the earth limb are appropriately enclosed by a red border representing life to the Northwest coast Indians. The Indian colors of red, navy blue, white, and black pervade the STS-78 path. To the right of the Shuttle-eagle, the constellation Delphinus recalls the dolphin, friend of ancient sailors and, now perhaps too, of the 9 space voyagers suggested by this constellation's blaze of 9 stars. The patch simultaneously celebrates international unity fostered by the Olympic spirit of sports competition at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Deliberately poised over the city of Atlanta, the Space Shuttle glows at its base with the 5 official Olympic rings in the 5 Olympic colors which can also be found throughout the patch, rings and colors which signify the 5 continents of the earth. This is an international mission and for the first time in NASA patch history, astronauts have dispensed with identifying country flags beneath their names to celebrate the spirit of international unity so characteristic of this flight.
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Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal ribbon, 2nd award