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Legendary Star Trek Actress to Fly in NASA Mission at 82 Years Old

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Boy's from all walks of life dreamed about Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). Fair use

Boy’s from all walks of life dreamed about Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). Fair use

Although she won’t be heading into the “Final Frontier,” Nichelle Nichols will be going on a NASA Observatory Mission this September. Nichols first starred as Lt. Uhura, Head of Communications for the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, almost 50 years ago.

 The 82-year old recently revealed the news on Reddit. “I was on a similar flight, the first air-born observatory, back in 1977,” Nichols explained on Reddit. “It’s an amazing experience. You get a totally different perspective than from earth.”

Nichols will be a passenger on the September 15 flight of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SOFIA is an aircraft equipped with a powerful telescope used to study the planet’s atmosphere and investigate comets. The surprising thing about all this is that she has only just recovered from a minor stroke in June.

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2 Responses to “Legendary Star Trek Actress to Fly in NASA Mission at 82 Years Old”

  1. Galen Muhammad says:

    The caption under Nichelle Nichols reads, “Boy’s from all walks of life dreamed about Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols).” I SHOULD read, “Boys from all walks of life dreamed about Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols).” No apostrophe.

    Yeah. I WAS one of those boys in the late 1960s – early 1970s….and 1980s….!

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