Ashes of ‘Star Trek’ actress Nichelle Nichols to be sent into space


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Nichelle Nichols He is getting the farewell he deserves! The The late actressWho broke barriers as communications officer Lt. Uhura Star Trek, will take one last voyage to the “final frontier,” as his ashes travel into space aboard the upcoming Enterprise flight. Chartered by Celestial Memorial Spaceflight, the rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., later this year.

Nichelle Nichols’ ashes will be sent into space aboard the Enterprise flight. (Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“We are absolutely honored to announce that the late Nichelle Nichols will join the ‘crew’ of the upcoming Celestis Enterprise flight, heading into deep space with several of her colleagues later this year. Star Trek Icon,” the company Shared on Instagram. “Nichols joins Gene Roddenberry, Mazel Barrett Roddenberry and James ‘Scotty’ Doohan in a groundbreaking journey that is the first of its kind.”

The unique space journey will include the DNA of Nichelle’s adult son, Kyle Johnson, as well as messages and tributes from fans. According to the company, the flight will include more than 200 flight capsules with ashes, DNA and messages from loved ones. “My only regret is that I can’t stand next to my mother at the launch and share this eternal tribute,” Kyle said in a statement. “I know he will be deeply honored for this unique experience and enthusiastically encourage all his fans to join us by emailing your thoughts, affection, memories, NN inspired successes, dreams and aspirations to launch this flight with him!

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