Kathryn Thornton and Mae Jemison

Former astronauts Kathryn Thornton (left) and Mae Jemison (right), both born in Alabama, photographed in September 2016 at the University of Virginia. The astronauts participated in the school's Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series. Thornton, a physicist, joined the faculty of engineering at the University of Virginia in 1996.

Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.