|Flawless. Timeless. Glorious. Happy Birthday, Nichelle!|
"Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series, performed with Emil de Cou and the Pacific Ballet Northwest orchestra during the concert, singing the Star Trek theme with a voice that soared across the hall. In the post performance Q&A, Nichols revealed that she was asked by NASA to recruit women and minorities for the space shuttle program.
She relayed her response to NASA with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, “I am going to bring you so many qualified women and minority astronaut applicants for this position that if you don’t choose one… everybody in the newspapers across the country will know about it.”