A firsthand recap of Nichelle Nichol's NASA mission

Uhura of 'Star Trek' took a mission of her own into the upper stratosphere with NASA's SOFIA telescope. Check out her tweets and photos from the experience.

Forty-nine years ago, Uhura and the rest of the Enterprise crew set off on Star Trek's first missions. Less than 49 hours ago, Nichelle Nichols, the 82 year old who played Uhura, was on a space mission of her own. The pioneering actress continued to push forward as she took a trip with NASA's SOFIA telescope into the upper stratosphere.

Both Nichols and the SOFIA crew documented the voyage on social media. We've been priming you for this special trek for a while. Now it's time to see Nichols in action. Here's a recap from Twitter if you missed it. We are particularly fond of her throwing up the Spock sign.

Catch Nichols on Star Trek every Saturday night at 9PM | 8C on MeTV.

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