Woman in Motion

Woman in Motion - Paramount+


Nichelle Nichols’ daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

A role model on TV and in real life, Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols (immortalized as the original series’ Lt. Uhura) is the focus of a documentary that tells how she leveraged her stardom in the late 1970s to recruit people of color—more than 8,000 African-American, Asian and Latino men and women—into NASA. Nichols’ Woman in Motion program inspired generations of astronauts, including Mae Jamison, the first female Black astronaut to go into space.