Rocket to carry ashes of 'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols into deep space

Rocket to Carry Ashes of, 'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols , Into Deep Space.'The Independent' reports that the ashes of 'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols will be sent into space.Last month, the actress died at the age of 89.Nichols' most famous role was Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original 'Star Trek' franchise in the 1960s.Nichols' most famous role was Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original 'Star Trek' franchise in the 1960s.'The Independent' reports that Nichols made history for being one half of the first interracial kiss on TV with co-star William Shatner.'The Independent' reports that Nichols made history for being one half of the first interracial kiss on TV with co-star William Shatner.In July, her death sparked a flood of tributes from friends, fans and colleagues including her 'Star Trek' co-star, George Takei.In July, her death sparked a flood of tributes from friends, fans and colleagues including her 'Star Trek' co-star, George Takei.Celestis, Inc, a private space flight company, will include some of the actor's ashes on a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket later in 2022.The launch will take place from Cape Canaveral, Florida.The ship's flight is expected to carry the ashes beyond the James Webb telescope and into deep space.'The Independent' reports that Nichols will not be the first 'Star Trek' alum to have their ashes carried into space.Screenwriter Gene Roddenberry's ashes have also been sent into space on multiple Celestis missions.A portion of Roddenberry's remains will also join Nichols' on the Enterprise mission.Ashes of James "Scotty" Doohan and Majel Roddenberry will also be aboard the Enterprise.Ashes of James "Scotty" Doohan and Majel Roddenberry will also be aboard the Enterprise