William E. Thornton

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William Edgar Thornton (M.D.) (born April 14, 1929) is a retired NASA astronaut. He was born in Faison, North Carolina. Thornton was a member of the astronaut support crew for the Skylab 2, 3, and 4 missions. A veteran of two space flights, Thornton has logged over 313 hours in space. He served as a mission specialist on STS-8 in 1983, and STS-51B in 1985.[1]

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  1. "William Thornton NASA Biography". NASA. May 1994. Retrieved December 27, 2017.