Tribute by Curtis Sharpe
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August 29, 2022



Curtis Sharpe




Like so many others, I was inspired by the show Star Trek, to become an Engineer. I cut out a photo from a newspaper of the crew with the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1976 at Rockwell in CA. , and saw it land at Cape Kennedy for a glide flight. We were allowed to walk up and touch it. Fast forward 40 years, & I was fortunate enough to see her at DragonCon. I told her she was one of my inspirations for becoming an Engineer. She stood up, shook my hand, and said “Thank you!” Thank you Miss Nichols!


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