Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in the original Star Trek television series, poses at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California in 2012. Photo: Reuters
Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in the original Star Trek television series, poses at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California in 2012. Photo: Reuters

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols’ ashes headed for solar orbit

  • Nichols has been added to the passenger manifest of a spaceship due to carry vials containing cremated ashes and DNA samples from departed space enthusiasts
  • Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, died on July 30. The memorial flight will be aboard a Vulcan Centaur rocket, still under development

Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in the original Star Trek television series, poses at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California in 2012. Photo: Reuters
Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in the original Star Trek television series, poses at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California in 2012. Photo: Reuters
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