Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Thornton

William Edgar

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.04.1929
Birthplace:  Faison / North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.08.1967
Selection group:  NASA-6
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 31.05.1994

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-8  MSP  30.08. - 05.09.1983 6d 01h 08m 
2  STS-51B  MSP  29.04. - 06.05.1985 7d 00h 08m 
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Total  13d 01h 16m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics and a doctorate of medicine from the University of North Carolina, 1952 and 1953, respectively; USAF Aerospace Medical Division, Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas; later Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

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