Monday, August 01, 2022

Nichelle Nichols has died on 30th July 2022

 Legend in her own lifetime R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols has died on the 30th July 2022: Trailblazing' actress who played the friendly Lt Uhura in Star Trek as our beloved Communications Officer aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. She was 89. Nichelle Nichols broke barriers for black women in Hollywood like Whoopi Goldberg and got involved with the Space Programme NASA recruiting folks who weren't just white men but people of colour boldly recruiting  from  where no-one came before. 

The youngest and third woman into space was Sally Ride. Guy Bluford was part of the original Mercury Seven. Not to mention former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage into space in 1980, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez - They have all become famous astronauts. Nichelle was the kind of person who could get out there and inspire imaginations. "Hailing Frequencies Open Captain" It was Martin Luther King (fan of Star Trek) who said 'You Have Been Chosen'  

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers




Lt Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols


6 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I saw that. She will be mourned.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very sad to see her go.

ApacheDug said...

A nice tribute for a real legend, Spacer. Nichelle will be remembered always.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Through Star Trek, she'll live on forever.

Liz A. said...

I was sad to hear of her passing.

SpacerGuy said...

Nichelle passing is sad. "All things good are possible."

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