Nichelle, there are no words to describe how greatly you have impacted my life and other black science fiction lovers. You have broken boundaries that women in Sci fi still struggle to break today. I look to you for insipration in my own endeavors, and I am so happy to have walked on this earth while you were alive. Your grace, intelligence, and success will never be forgotten."Uhuru" in Swahili means freedom. So Uhura, You are now free to travel amongst the stars. Live Long and Prosper, Uhura!