Kathryn C. Thornton

Astronaut

1952 –

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Who is Kathryn C. Thornton?

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut with over 975 hours in space, including 21 hours of extravehicular activity. She was the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, currently a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is also the Academic Dean for the Fall 2013 Semester at Sea.

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Born
Aug 17, 1952
Montgomery
Also known as
  • Dr. Kathryn Thornton
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University
    Physics
    ( - 1974)
  • Doctorate, University of Virginia
    Physics
    ( - 1979)
  • Master of Science, University of Virginia
    Physics
    ( - 1977)
Employment
  • Associate Dean, University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • United States Army Foreign Science and Technology Center
Lived in
  • Alabama
  • Montgomery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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