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Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols flying on memorial spaceflight

On July 30, the world lost one of its brightest lights when “Star Trek” royalty Nichelle Nichols, known around the galaxy as Communications Officer Lt. Nyota Uhura, passed away at the age of 89 in Silver City, New Mexico. 

Although she had been a tireless champion of human spaceflight and the recruitment of minority astronauts for decades, she never had the opportunity to  travel into space herself while alive. But now her cremated remains will be heading  into the heavens thanks to the Texas-based company Celestis (opens in new tab).

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