Topic: NC Museum of History: Bill Thornton artifacts
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 42988 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 10-09-2012 08:14 PM
Beach Carolina Magazinereports Dr. William Thornton, a former NASA scientist-astronaut, visited the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh to donate the NASA flightsuit, flight boots and other items he used as an STS-8 crew member on space shuttle Challenger in 1983.
"Growing up in North Carolina, I did not see my first museum until I was 11 years old," said Thornton, who currently resides in Boerne, Texas. "Several things I learned on that first visit were important to my work in space. It is a special pleasure to see this museum and the outstanding way the exhibits are presented, and it is a privilege to have my flight suit and other objects in it."
Thornton's items will be featured in a future exhibit.