‘Star Trek’ legends Nichelle Nichols and DeForest Kelley to find their last resting place among the stars

Having given such a large part of their careers to go where no man has gone before, this is just fitting Star Trek The ashes of legends Nichelle Nichols and DeForest Kelley, who respectively portrayed Lieutenant Uhura and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the original series, will be placed among the stars.

Source: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Paramount Pictures

RELATED: Gene Roddenberry’s son resists William Shatner’s latest claims, says Star Trek creator will be ‘very proud’ of ‘strange new worlds’

Nichols and Kelly are set to travel into the unknown together aboard the memorial spaceflight company Celestis’ inaugural ‘Voyager’ level display, named Enterprise Journey In honor of its distinguished guests, who “will blast off from Planet Earth and travel beyond the Earth-Moon system, beyond the James Webb Telescope, and into deep interplanetary space – where they will join the other planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System on a never-ending journey through the cosmos.”

Source: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Paramount Pictures

The Enterprise flight, which carries individual custom-made flight capsules inscribed on cremated remains, complete individual human genome DNA samples, and the names and messages of well-wishers from around the world, will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Celestes explains.

Source: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (192), Paramount Pictures

RELATED: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Actress Whoopi Goldberg Faced With a Cessation Order After USA Accused of Being a “Neo-Nazi” Organization

However, the Enterprise ship fellows will not be alone on their voyage, because “onboard the Enterprise, as appropriate, they will be [series creator Gene Rodenberry] And many of the original cast members Star Trek TV series, as well as an astronaut from the Apollo era, along with people from all walks of life, interests, and vocations.”

Among these additional posthumous guests was Lt. Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, actor James Doohan, Faith 7 L.A.’s mission astronaut. Star Trek: The Motion Picture And the 2001: space flight Trumbull, Visual Effects Supervisor, Douglas H. Trumbull, and Apollo 14 astronaut Phil Chapman.

Source: Celestes Memorial Spaceflights official website

in Official press release To announce the addition of Nichols to the trip, Charles M. Schafer, co-founder and CEO of Celestis To fans, “We are so excited to fulfill this mission, a promise I made to Majel Barrett Roddenberry in 1997 that she and her husband would one day fly. Star Trek Creator Jane Roddenberry together on a memorial spaceflight into deep space.”

The mission was named Enterprise in honor of them — as well as fellow mission co-star and beloved actor, James “Scotty” Doohan — as well as many Star Trek Fans who join them on this 20th spaceflight from Celestes Memorial,” he affirmed. “We look forward to launching this historic mission on a rocket named Vulcan.”

Source: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Paramount Pictures

RELATED: William Shatner blasts recent Star Trek TV series, says creator Gene Roddenberry might ‘turn his grave on some of this stuff’

Interestingly, though, Kelly’s ashes were spread across the Pacific Ocean after his ashes Death from stomach cancer In 1999, a respected fictional doctor will make his journey thanks to a lock of his hair saved by caregiver and close family friend Chris Smith.

Source: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (192), Paramount Pictures

Talking to TMZSmith explained that she donated the lock, from which the actor’s DNA was extracted and added to The Enterprise Flight’s payload, so that Kelly could take “one last trip into interstellar space.”

“I think De [a nickname used to refer to Kelley by close friends] I would have loved to “go for galaxy jumping” again with his colleagues and crew,” she added.

Source: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (192), Paramount Pictures

As of this writing, Enterprise Journey It doesn’t have a confirmed release date, but it’s set to launch later this year.

In the meantime, fans can send a greeting message to Nichols, the most recent of which was passed on July 30, 2022 via Enterprise Flight’s Official Website. Once the mission is officially scheduled, messages sent will be placed aboard a Vulcan rocket and escorted the actress on her next adventure.

Source: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (192), Paramount Pictures

Next: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds depicts the January 6 riots as the first steps of World War III

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.