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Star Trek: Nichelle Nichols’ ashes sent to space!
The ashes of Nichelle Nichols from the Star Trek series will be sent into space for eternity by the end of the year.

“Space, frontier of infinity, toward which our spaceship travels.”

The woman who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols, who died on July 30at the age of 89, will continue the conquest of space. Her ashes will be released into space by United Launch Alliance from a Vulcan Centaurrocket later this year.

The actress played the iconic role of the communications officer on the Starship Enterprise from 1966 to 1969 on NBC and in the science fiction franchise films from 1979 to 1991.

The cremated remains of Nichelle Nichols will be aboard the first Celestis Voyager Memorial Space Flight, which will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Celestis, Inc. is a private company that conducts memorial space flights.

The ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who played various roles in the series and films, and James Doohan, who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the films and television series, will also be aboard the flight.

The space flight will travel to deep interplanetary space. It costs between $5,000 and $12,500 USD to send his ashes into space.

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