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Kirk to Enterprise: the Piece of Star Trek in Your Pocket
“By 2013, I literally envisioned that I would be retiring on the moon,” says Candy Torres, a former software engineer for the International Space Station. Like so many scientists of her generation, Torres grew up watching Star Trek in the late 1960s. On the Enterprise, “science officers” were trusted senior members of the crew, going boldly into unknown universes in the pursuit of knowledge and peace. So it’s probably not a surprise that America's first Space Shuttle Orbiter, from 1977, was named Enterprise. And the technologies inside the ship inspired real-world development as well.…read more