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I'm a fan of the fans. I love them. They're fabulous. I love being around them. I love their madness and their caring. I love watching them take off for a weekend, don the costumes, and become characters from the 23rd century and beyond. I thank the fans for giving us -- me -- so much support and love...
From the late 1970s until 1987, Nichelle Nichols
was employed by NASA and was in charge of astronaut recruits and hopefuls. Most of the recruits that she launched were minority candidates of different races and/or ethnicities, as well as gender, like Guion Bluford
(the first African-American male astronaut)...
Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in
and several of the Star Trek films