Selected by NASA in May 1984, Thornton is a veteran of four space flights: STS-33 in 1989, STS-49 in 1992, STS-61 in 1993, and STS-73 in 1995. She has logged over 975 hours in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA).
Thornton was a mission specialist on the...
Dr. Houston G. Wood is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received his B.A. and M.S. in mathematics from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Virginia. Since 2009, he...
Dr. Xu joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Virginia in the fall of 2014. He received his PhD in Mechanics and Materials from Columbia University in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Xi Chen. He then came to the University of Illinois at Urbana...