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Woman in Motion

NR 1h 55m Documentary Program,


In 1977, with just four months left, NASA was struggling to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, challenged them by asking the question, "Where are my people?" With NASA's backing, she embarked on a national PR blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space. This is her-and their-story.


George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Walter Koenig


Todd Thompson
Woman in Motion Poster
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