Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA, the inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts, will open in movie theaters nationwide February 2,4 and 6, 2021, courtesy of Fathom Events.
The documentary film is directed by Todd Thompson (The Highwaymen, PRE FAB!), and chronicles how Nichols utilized her sci-fi television stardom, in 1977, to embark on a campaign to bring diversity to NASA.
Despite an uphill battle against a bureaucracy that was hesitant to let her get involved, Nichols persevered and is credited by NASA for turning it into one of the most diverse independent agencies in the United States Federal Government.
Nichols formed the company Women In Motion, Inc. and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian and Latino women and men for the agency.
In addition to Nichols, Woman In Motion features notable celebrities, activists, scientists and astronauts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Takei, Pharrell Williams, Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton, Vivica A. Fox, Walter Koenig, Rod Roddenberry, Michael Dorn, Guy Bluford, Charles Bolden, Ivor Dawson, Frederik Gregory, and Benjamin Crump.
For tickets, or more information, visit fathomevents.com.
Watch the trailer:
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