HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4647, by Representatives Sehlin and Anderson


     WHEREAS, Charles E. Brady, Jr., a resident of the state of Washington and a Captain in the United States Navy, was a crew member aboard Space Shuttle Columbia Mission STS-78; and

     WHEREAS, Charles E. Brady, Jr.'s mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center on June 20, 1996, and returned July 7, 1996, was, at the time, NASA's longest shuttle mission, with a duration of sixteen days, twenty-one hours, forty-eight minutes; and

     WHEREAS, Charles E. Brady, Jr., with an extensive medical background, joined the Navy in 1986 as a flight surgeon, serving on board the aircraft carrier USS Ranger; and

     WHEREAS, Charles E. Brady, Jr. was selected for the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron "Blue Angels" in 1988 and served with them through 1990; and

     WHEREAS, Charles E. Brady, Jr. was selected by NASA in March 1992, and has since logged over four hundred five hours in space;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives proudly acknowledge the contribution to the Space Shuttle program of Charles E. Brady, Jr.; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Charles E. Brady, Jr.


I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

Resolution 4647 adopted by the House of Representatives

                     April 2, 1997.



             Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk