Pfft…they obviously turned down the gravity plating!
Seriously, though, Nichelle Nichols is one legendary lady.
Despite the stroke, she is going strong…
‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission - ABC News
"In September, I’m traveling on a NASA SOFIA flight, a second generation Airborn Observatory, which I am honored to have been invited too," she told fans before her "Ask Me Anything" began.
SOFIA stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, where Nichols will be part of the crew in the aircraft that will study Earth’s atmosphere, among other things, from the sky.
The sad part was Nichols won’t be heading into space.
“SOFIA does not, sadly, fly into space. It’s an airborne observatory, a massive telescope mounted inside a 747 flying as high as is possible. I was on a similar flight, the first airborn observatory, back in 1977. It’s an amazing experience, you get a totally different perspective than from earth,” she wrote
I’m pretty sure I had dreams like that when I was a kid.
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