Friday, May 14

How "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols changed NASA

How "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols changed NASA

The TV series “Star Trek” predicted everything from tablet computers to flip phones and a diverse space program. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Michelle Miller has the story of how “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols played a key role in NASA’s effort to recruit both people of color and the first female astronauts, more than four decades ago.

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