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The Curie was a Federation type 6 shuttlecraft that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century, attached to the USS Enterprise-D. It was shuttlecraft 03.

Lieutenant Worf piloted the Curie to a bat'leth tournament on Forcas III in early 2370. While on board the shuttle, he passed through a quantum fissure which caused him to begin shifting between different quantum realities. The Curie was sent to an alternate Enterprise and reconfigured to emit an inverse warp field. Worf took the shuttle through the fissure once more, sealing the fissure and sending him back to the point in time where he first encountered the anomaly. (TNG: "Parallels")

Later that year, the Curie was piloted by Joret Dal, a Federation operative inside the Cardassian military, and his "prisoner" Ensign Sito Jaxa into Cardassian space. The shuttle had been intentionally damaged to make it appear as if it had fled an attack. It was equipped with a Federation escape pod, which Sito attempted her escape in from the shuttle and was subsequently destroyed by a Cardassian patrol ship. The shuttle was captured by the Cardassians. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 94) stated this shuttlecraft was "named for physicist Marie Sklodowska Curie."
In the script for "Parallels", the Curie was originally named the Borges, after Jorge Luis Borges, whose 1941 short story The Garden of Forking Paths was a forerunner to the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. This earlier name was retained in several places in the script. [1]

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