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The Late Nichelle Nichols Continues To Make History As Her Remains Will Board Celestis' First-Ever Deep Space Mission

Even in another galaxy, the late Nichelle Nichols’ legacy reigns supreme! Following the passing of the renowned “Star Trek” actress and STEM icon, it has been announced that her remains will be spread beyond just the United States, thanks to Celestis. The Texas-based company provides “memorial spaceflight services” for individuals looking to celebrate the life of their loved one outside of just the Earth realm. According to, the assignment for Nichols marks the company’s first-ever deep space mission.

Shanique Yates

Aug 25, 2022