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Nichelle Nichols: Woman In Motion

By Keith Cowing
March 29, 2021
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Nichelle Nichols: Woman In Motion

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“You know that you have been involved with something beyond living memory when you find yourself telling stories of things that affected the world today to people who never knew how things came to be. That is at the core of “Woman in Motion” – a documentary about the life of actress and activist Nichelle Nichols.
If you are a Star Trek fan then you know who Nichelle Nichols is – she portrayed Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek series half a century ago and has reprised her role multiple times in the decades that followed. What you may not know is that she played a singular role – not only in helping to break down barriers during the civil rights era – but also in the composition of America’s astronaut corps and to some extent how NASA strove towards diversity at all levels. In so doing, NASA became more relevant to more people than it ever had been before.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.