Nichelle Nichols Celebrates Ames 70th Anniversary
Nichelle Nichols attended a festive gala to celebrate Ames 70th anniversary on Jan. 23, 2010.
Nichols played Lt. Uhura, fourth in command of the Starship Enterprise, in the legendary TV series Star Trek. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, her role became "the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black women in television history." She successfully helped NASA recruit the first women and minority astronauts for the Space Shuttle Program, for which she received NASA's distinguished Public Service Award.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center
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