‘Star Trek’ Icon Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission

One for my fellow TREKKIES 😀

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“Star Trek” actressNichelle Nichols (photo via eurweb.com)

article by Ny Magee via eurweb.com

Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols revealed Monday during a Reddit AMA that she will be involved in an upcoming NASA mission. She will be “among the first non-essential personnel to experience NASA’s newest telescope: SOFIA,” MSN reports.

“In September, I’m traveling on a NASA SOFIA flight, a second generation Airborn Observatory, which I am honored to have been invited too,” Nichols told fans before her “Ask Me Anything” began. The flight isn’t a mission into space: SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) is built into a Boeing 747, which will take off from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California according to ABCNews.

SOFIA is a second-generation airborne observatory and…

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6 thoughts on “‘Star Trek’ Icon Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission

  1. I add my thanks also. I love science and everything we learn helps us to understand our universe. Sadly the U.S. is falling way behind other countries in science education and discoveries. There is a lack of funding. A lot of our leaders keep denying settled science. Schools are not pushing science education as more vocal religious people demand biblical teaching be given priority. Hugs

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