Tribute by Jackie Smith
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October 20, 2022



Jackie Smith




I watched Star Trek TOS as a young girl. I was born in 1958. Your portrayal of Lt Uhura as well as Mr Nimoy in the character of Mr Spock as Science Officer, were indeed the dual inspiration for me to pursue a career in Science. Girls didn’t do Math at the time. Well I did. Thank you for the inspiration. Go boldly….


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