Nichelle Nichols’ ashes will be launched into space later this year.
A Memorial Spaceflight business announced that it will launch the Star Trek icon’s ashes into space sometime in 2022. They will launch a symbolic portion of her cremated remains and a DNA sample between 150 million to 300 million kilometers into deep space.
Nichols, known for her iconic role as Lt. Nyota Uhura, will also be joined by her son, Kyle Johnson, who will submit his DNA to allow him to take this journey with his late mother. The rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Star Trek star passed away from natural causes on July 30 at the age of 89.