Memorial spaceflight company Celestis Inc will send a portion of Nichelle Nichols’ ashes and a DNA sample into space aboard its Enterprise Flight.
Nichols will join a number of other Star Trek luminaries, including Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, James Doohan, and Douglas Trumball.
The star’s son, Kyle Johnson commented:
“My only regret is that I cannot share this eternal tribute standing beside my mother at the launch. I know she would be profoundly honored for this unique experience and enthusiastically encourage ALL of her FANS to join us vicariously by contributing your thoughts, affections, memories, NN inspired successes, dreams, and aspirations via email to be launched with her on this flight! WOW!”
Enterprise Flight consists of over 150 individual memorial capsules that will be delivered into deep space by Vulcan Centaur rocket to enter a stable orbit around the sun.
From what we’ve seen of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3, Mike McMahan is using every part of the Starfleet buffalo in his quest for comedy.