Monday, 8 July 2013

More on space, spiced with some science fiction and a lot of diversity

Star Trek - The Original Series from the 60s are often cited for the heterogeneity of their team. Oftentimes, what seems to be a natural thing today needed moral courage at the time. When Captain James T. Kirk kissed Lt. Uhura (in Plato's Stepchildren) NBC became seriously concerned that the kiss would anger TV stations in the Deep South. The choice of Nichelle Nichols, alias Uhura, was a groundbreaking one and of such a symbolic importance for the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King praised her work and asked her to continue it. After the cancellation of Star Trek, Nichols started volunteering in NASA projects recruiting minority and female personnel ... among others the first American female astronaut. (Source: Wikipedia, photo via)


  1. Interesting facts, indeed. And a great photograph, thanks!

  2. Thank you for your nice feedback!