Kathryn Thornton in Space

Thornton Astronaut Kathryn Thornton, a Montgomery native, flew on four missions: the first aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, the second and third aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and the fourth aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Here, she stands aboard Endeavour's mechanical arm while removing a damaged solar array from the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1993.

Photo courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.