Star Trek is once again intersection with NASA and the real space program. This time Nichelle Nichols has narrated a new video introducing the Orion spacecraft, which is just getting ready to launch its first space test. Watch it below.
Nichols Narrates New NASA Orion Video
Nichelle Nichols has a long history working with NASA and helping with their outreach. Her latest collaboration with the space agency is a brand new video introducing NASA’s next manned spacecraft – the Orion. Watch it below.
Nichols isn’t the only original Star Trek crewmember who is supporting Orion this week. A few days ago William Shatner shared a tweet (with his 2 million followers) about the The Orion "Send Your Name Into Space" program, which gets your name on the Orion test flight planned for early December.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 9, 2014
To learn more about the Orion test flight in December, NASA has another new video (this time narrated by engineer Kelly Smith).
Orion has another Star Trek connection. The official Orion program mission patch was one of many NASA patches designed by veteran Star Trek designer Michael Okuda.
You can learn more about Orion at www.nasa.gov/orion.