Through her ground-breaking role as Star Trek’s Chief Communications Officer Lt. Uhura, Nichelle Nichols became a passionate advocate to get women and minorities involved in real-world space exploration.
Astrophysicists research things that sometimes make up the plot of a sci-fi film!
Astronauts are really far out! As professional space travelers, they are the commanders, pilots, and crew members of spacecrafts.
Cecilia was the first woman to head a department at Harvard!
After answering an advertisement in the Stanford University newspaper, Ride was selected to join the space program in 1978.