Astronaut and U.Va Associate Dean Kathy Thornton

Kathy Thornton is Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Thornton took four trips aboard the space shuttle, and has been in Charlottesville since 1996. She was a guest on the July 7 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville-Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot. Topics include how she became an astronaut, how to encourage kids to study math and science, and what her first flight was like in 1989.