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Kathryn C. Thornton

Kathryn C. Thornton

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/17/1952
  • First Flight: 11/23/1989
  • Last Flight: 10/20/1995


Kathryn C. Thornton, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 3 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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 at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, currently a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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