In Remembrance of James E. Stickley

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FSU is currently developing a Challenger Learning Center that will be located in Frostburg, Md., near Jim's hometown. The Challenger Learning Center is an interactive-learning experience, open to all middle and high school students. A custom-designed simulator will enable students to fly space themed missions, attend briefings, visit transport rooms and mission control stations without leaving the Earth. 

It is our hope to raise $10,000 to name one of the Control Stations at the Center in Jim's memory. Jim’s incredible love for space stems from his personal experience in the classroom as a young boy.  He said, "My adventure is directly linked to Ms. Marple in the second grade at Gephart Elementary.” Later, Jim went on to graduate from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md., followed by a six-year service to his country in the United States Army. 

His entire life, he kept reaching for the stars.  Jim “The Rocket Man” Stickley was a NASA engineer for over 30 years and was most recently employed with Boeing. He held a master’s degree from Florida State University in Electrical and Propulsion Engineering. At the time of his passing, he was an engineer working on the rocket Artemis 1 that is scheduled to launch in early 2022.

Thank You!!!

614 days ago by Kathleen McGreevy

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