Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols ashes departed to Space

We lost one more Star Trek Member- Nichelle Nichols! She was best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura. She will now be the latest member 1960s TV show to send her earthly ashes into space.

Nichelle Nichols’ Biography

Nichols died on July 30. She lived a life of 89 years. She is one of the first Black women to portray a strong character on network television. Additionally, she credits helping to dispel racial stereotypes. Undoubtedly, she redefines Hollywood roles for Black performers. It is at the height of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Addition to Passenger List

Nichols is now on the posthumous passenger list of a real rocketship. The rocketship transports DNA samples. Also, it transports a collection of vials containing the cremated remains. And it has dozens of deceased space enthusiasts around the sun for all eternity. There is no specific date for the launch. 

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Details of Star Trek

James Doohan plays Star Trek chief engineer Scotty. Star Trek inventor Gene Roddenberry is also a Star Trek actor. Alternatively, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry plays nurse Christine Chapel on the show. The legendary sci-fi visual effects designer was Douglas Trumbull. We can see Douglas’s work in movies like 2001. 

Launch of Star Trek

A Space Odyssey and Star Trek, The Motion Picture, will also be aboard the launch. Indeed Celestis Inc is coordinating the launch. Further, it is a Texas-based business and partners with private rocket companies. It is by promising a measure of cosmic immortality to customers. 

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Cost for Journey

The costs of this journey are not for the general public. Yet, Celestis’ website includes the costs for its memorial spaceflights. The rocket for the next memorial flight is The Vulcan Centaur. The Boeing and Lockheed Martin partnership is still developing it. Moreover, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) also created it.

Charles is the co-founder and CEO of Celestis. According to Charles Chafer, the 200+ capsules will enter the upper rocket stage. The 200+ capsules contain human remains and DNA. 

Nichols’ NASA Employee

Kyle Johnson is Nichols’ son. So, Kyle said that it was a beautiful memorial for Nichols. NASA employed Nichols in the 1970s. It is to assist in the recruitment of more underrepresented groups and women. Also, she significantly harmed luring talent to the space agency. The first female astronaut from the United States was Sally Ride. Again, the first black astronaut was Mae Jemison. Also, the first black NASA administrator was Charlie Bolden.

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