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A firsthand recap of Nichelle Nichol's NASA mission

Nichelle Nichols, the 84 year old who played Uhura, has been on a space mission of her own. The pioneering actress continued to push forward as she took a trip with NASA's SOFIA telescope into the upper stratosphere in 2015.

Both Nichols and the SOFIA crew documented the voyage on social media. We've been priming you for this special trek for a while. Now it's time to see Nichols in action. Here's a recap from Twitter if you missed it. We are particularly fond of her throwing up the Spock sign.

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