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Review: Woman in Motion Shows How Nichelle Nichols Transformed NASA

04.06.21 | Cuca Margoux

The new documentary highlights the Star Trek actor’s work recruiting a diverse astronaut corps — but misses out by omitting her influence on Black women scientists.

When I went to my first Star Trek Convention back in 2013 in Boston, it was because Sir Patrick Stewart was supposed to be there. I had even gotten my then-fiancé a ticket for the event specifically so he could meet him. In the end, Stewart cancelled. But I don’t think meeting him could compete with what I will forever remember as one of the greatest moments of my life: Nichelle Nichols taking my hand in hers while we took a photo together.

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