To Boldly Go...Star Trek and the Rebranding of NASA

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All Ages
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July 29th marks the 65th anniversary of NASA. To celebrate, we will be showing a documentary about Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame and how she helped NASA rebrand their image in the 1970's. Her campaign inspired a national blitz for NASA, 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.