William Thornton (May 20, 1759 – March 28, 1828) was a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office . Contents 1 Early life 2 Architect 2.1 United States Capitol 2.2 Other works
(Setembro de 2019) William Thornton ( Jost Van Dyke, 20 de maio de 1759 - 28 de março de 1828) foi um médico, inventor, pintor e arquiteto dos Estados Unidos . Nasceu nas Ilhas Virgens onde sua família tinha uma fazenda de açúcar. Com cinco anos foi para a Inglaterra estudar. Ingressou na Universidade de Edimburgo em 1781.
- Early life and education
- NASA experience
- Spaceflight experience
- Post-NASA career
William Edgar Thornton was an American NASA astronaut. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from University of North Carolina and a doctorate in medicine, also from UNC. He flew on Challenger twice, the STS-8 and STS-51B missions.
William Edgar Thornton was born on April 14, 1929. He attended primary and secondary schools in Faison, North Carolina. He received a bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of North Carolina in 1952. In 1963, he received a doctorate in medicine from UNC.
Following graduation from the University of North Carolina and having completed Air Force ROTC training, Thornton served as officer-in-charge of the Instrumentation Lab at the Flight Test Air Proving Ground. He later became a consultant to Air Proving Ground Command. As chief engineer of the electronics division of the Del Mar Engineering Labs at L...
Thornton was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. He completed the required flight training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas. Thornton was physician crew member on the highly successful Skylab Medical Experiments Altitude Test (SMEAT)—a 56-day simulation of a Skylab mission enabling crewmen to collect medical experiments baseline...
STS-8 Challenger. This was the third flight for the Challenger and the first mission with a night launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and a night landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Thornton, participating as a scientist-astronaut, was one of five crew members.
STS-51B/Spacelab-3 Challenger. The Spacelab-3 science mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned for a night landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. During the 7-day flight, Thornton was responsible for the first animal payload on a shuttle missi
Thornton retired from NASA effective May 31, 1994. Thornton was later a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He donated his NASA papers and archives to the North Carolina State Archives in 2010.
William Edgar Thornton ( Faison, 14 de abril de 1929 – Fair Oaks Ranch, 11 de janeiro de 2021) foi um médico e astronauta norte-americano. Formado em Física e Medicina e com curso de oficial da reserva da Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos, foi selecionado pela NASA como astronauta-cientista em 1967.
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Nació en las Islas Vírgenes donde su familia tenía una hacienda de azúcar. Con cinco años regresó para formarse en Reino Unido, para más tarde ingresar en la Universidad de Edimburgo en 1781. Dos años después estaba en Londres, para perfeccionarse en la carrera de Medicina, pero también comenzó a frecuentar las conferencias en la Royal Academy of A...Frary, Ihna Thayer (1969). They Built the Capitol. Ayer Publishing. ISBN 0-8369-5089-5.Elinor Stearns; David N. Yerkes (1976). William Thornton: A Renaissance Man in the Federal City. American Institute of Architects Foundation. Consultado el 27 June 2013.Brown, Gordon S. (30 June 2009). Incidental Architect: William Thornton and the Cultural Life of Early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828. Ohio University Press. ISBN 978-0-8214-1863-5. Consultado el 27 J...Bordewich, Fergus M., "A Capitol Vision From a Self-Taught Architect", Smithsonianmagazine, December 2008
William Thornton (about 1622 – after 22 December 1708) was a planter and colonist in 17th–century Virginia. He was one of approximately thirty early Virginia colonists to progenerate descendants that through intermarriage would establish themselves as a political and social 'aristocracy' in America.
William Thornton ( 20 mai 1759 - 28 mars 1828) est un architecte américain et aussi médecin, inventeur, peintre, né sur l'île Jost Van Dyke dans les Caraïbes et formé en Écosse, un vrai polymathe ; il fut le premier architecte du Capitole des États-Unis d'Amérique. Il a également dessiné The Octagon House.