Nichelle Nichols

Feb 23, 2017

Actress Nichelle Nichols, known for her most famous role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, displays her Lego astronaut ring while visiting the âBuild the Futureâ activity where students created their vision of the future in space with LEGO bricks and elements inside a tent that was set up on the launch viewing area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.
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On this episode of Our Island Universe: How actress Nichelle Nichols inspired a generation of scientists as Lt. Uhura  on Star Trek and continued to inspire as a recruiter for NASA.

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Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA.

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