Thank You Nichelle Nichols

At the age of 82, the diversely talented Nichelle Nichols (actress, singer, and dancer) joins a special NASA flight on September 15. While not becoming an astronaut, or flying into space, Ms. Nichols will be one of the “non-essential personnel” aboard SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy). This modified Boeing 747SP aircraft with a 100 inch telescope will spend several hours observing the Universe. What that means is that the…