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‘Star Trek’ Alums, More React to Death of Nichelle Nichols

Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday, July 30, at age 89. Nichols...

The story behind ‘Star Trek’ actress Nichelle Nichols’ iconic interracial kiss

By Matthew Delmont, Dartmouth College On a 1968 episode of “Star Trek,” Nichelle Nichols, playing Lt. Uhura, locked lips with William Shatner’s Capt. Kirk in...

Gregory Robinson and How He Fixed the Webb Telescope

By Cori Zaragoza, V&V Staff Writer NASA began working on the James Webb Space Telescope, then called the Next Generation Space Telescope, in 1996, with...
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SpaceX Launches Christmas Presents, Supplies to Station

SpaceX launched Christmas gifts, goodies and supplies to the International Space Station on Tuesday, December 20, and got a present in return: the company's...
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Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...