Nichelle Nichols– I know it’s illogical to be speaking to you as though you are still here, but in all honesty, I believe you are indeed here. You live on in the hearts of those you inspired, the strides you made, and the progress you sparked in so much of the world we see today, and hopefully the worlds we will see tomorrow. Before I became a Trekkie, I had loved science, but never considered astrobiology. You inspired my love of all things intergalactic. Live long and prosper; rest in space.