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Science writer

Mitchell Raymond Sharpe, American Science writer. Recipient Goddard Essay award National Space Club, 1969, 75, Gold medal Tsiolkovsky History Museum, Kaluga, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1973.


Sharpe, Mitchell Raymond was born on December 22, 1924 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Mitchell Raymond and Katie Grace (Hill) Sharpe.


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1948. Master of Arts, Auburn University, 1954. Postgraduate, Emory University, 1955.

Postgraduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1967.


Supervisory technical writer, United States Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 1955-1960; technical writer, historian, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1960-1974. Consultant United States Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, 1970-1996, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1965-1980, Coupole d'Helfaut-Wizernes, Arques, France, 1989-1996, Gemeindererwaltung Peenemuende His-technical, Informationzentrum, Peenemuende, Germany, 1991-1996.



With United States Army, World World War II, Korean War. Colonel United States Army Reserve retired. Fellow British Interplanetary Society.

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior, technical commission on history), International Academy Astronautics (correspondent, history committee 1985-1996), Society.for History of Technology, National Association Science Writers, National Geography Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography.


Son of; married Virginia Ruth Lowry, 1952 (divorced). Children: Rebecca, Rachel, David.

Mitchell Raymond Sharpe

Katie Grace (Hill) Sharpe

Virginia Ruth Lowry

David Sharpe

Rebecca Sharpe

Rachel Sharpe