Nichelle Nichols’ ashes are headed to house

The late “Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols will journey to the ultimate frontier, one final time.

On Thursday, Celestis Inc., an organization that originated and makes a speciality of memorial spaceflights, introduced that it has organized an unapologetically Trekkie mission to ship a “symbolic portion” of the actor’s cremated stays to the celebrities.

Nichols, who was maybe greatest often known as the USS Enterprise’s communications officer Lt. Uhura, died in July.

In a launch, Celestis shared that Nichols’ ashes and a pattern of her DNA shall be aboard the Celestis Enterprise Flight later this 12 months on “an aptly named rocket called Vulcan.” (The late Leonard Nimoy famously performed the Vulcan named Spock for many years within the franchise.)

“We are truly honored to add a legendary actress, activist, and educator to the Enterprise Flight manifest,” Charles M. Chafer, co-founder and chief government of Celestis Inc., mentioned in a press release. “Now our Enterprise Flight will have on board the person who most completely embodied the vision of ‘Star Trek’ as a diverse, inclusive, and exploring universe.”

Based on Celestis, its Enterprise flight at the side of United Launch Alliance will journey past the Earth-moon system and can launch greater than 200 capsules of purchasers’ ashes, tributes and DNA into house. Nichols’ son, Kyle Johnson, mentioned that his DNA will even be on the flight.

After Nichols’ dying, Johnson thought a memorial spaceflight can be an “appropriate memorial for her,” given her position within the hit sci-fi franchise and her contributions to the house neighborhood.

“It’s where she belongs,” Johnson mentioned.

On the Enterprise flight, Nichols’ ashes shall be in acquainted firm as stays of fellow “Star Trek” figures shall be aboard the Vulcan, together with creator Gene Roddenberry and his spouse, Majel Barrett Roddenberry; Scotty actor James Doohan, who performed Scotty; and particular results grasp Douglas Trumbull.

Nichols died July 31 of coronary heart failure at a hospital in Silver Metropolis, N.M. She was 89.