Nichelle Nichols’ NASA Advocacy

[Nichelle Nichols’] record of accomplishment speaks for itself: NASA originally had 1500 applicants from women and minorities on file. Women in Motion helped spur that number to exceed 8000 in six months. Nichols received the American Society of Aerospace Education’s Friend of the Year award for ‘outstanding contributions to the promotion of aviation and space.

from a November 1985 article in Starlog about Nichelle Nichols’ work with NASA’s Women in Motion program.

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