In the late "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols' remains will bravely explore areas that no one has been before when they're carried into space aboard a historical Enterprise Flight later this year.
Nichols was well-known for her portrayal of the legendary Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in all 3 seasons of the show from 1966 to 1969 She passed away on July 31. She was 89.
This year, Nichols will launch on the United Launch Alliance's beautiful Vulcan spacecraft, Nichols will live long and flourish in space with Celestis Inc., the pioneer in memorial spaceflights.
The remains of the late "Star Trek" actor James Doohan who was the character Montgomery "Scotty" Scott and passed away in 2005,
as well as a pioneer of visual effects Douglas Trumbull, who died in February, will be part of the commemoration of the special "Star Trek" reunion flight.
We are delighted to have a legend as an actor as well as activist and educator in the Enterprise Flight manifest," Charles M. Chafer, co-founder and CEO of Celestis Inc., said in a statement.
"Now we are on our Enterprise Flight will have on the flight the person who fully embodied the ideals of Star Trek as a diverse expansive, inclusive, and expanding universe.
"I know she would be profoundly honored for this unique experience and enthusiastically encourage all of her fans to join us vicariously by contributing your thoughts,
affections, memories, NN inspired successes, dreams, and aspirations via email to be launched with her on this flight! WOW!" Johnson stated in an announcement.