Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Thornton

William J.

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  
Birthplace:  
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1999
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 26.07.2000

Additional information

Colonel, USAF; Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984; Master of Science degree in Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1996; Marine Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia, 1997; Master of Science degree in National Resource, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., 2004; test pilot in the United States Air Force; semi finalist in NASA group 18 selection; since May 2008 Commander, 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California.

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