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Nichelle Nichols

By Keith Cowing
July 31, 2022
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Nichelle Nichols

Ad Astra Nichelle Nichols, SpaceRef
Keith’s note: Actress Nichelle Nichols has died at the age of 89. To generations of Star Trek fans she was the iconic Lt. Uhura. To others she was a symbol of emergent racial equality who literally burst through multiple glass ceilings. To others she was the inspiration for people who actually became astronauts. Regardless of how you first encountered her, she was – and always will be – memorable in the best of all possible ways. Ad Astra.
This review of the documentary about her life “Woman in Motion” was originally Posted on 28 March 2021.

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