Late entertainer Nichelle Nichols, who died in July, will get back to space with a few of her "Star Trek" group individuals as a feature of a mission to set their remaining parts into space.

In "Star Trek" and its film sequels, Nichols was best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Uhura.

Her ashes will be added to the cargo of the flight.

The United Launch Alliance's mission to deliver a robotic lunar lander is part of the 150 million to 300 million kilometre expedition.

The heavy-lift launch vehicle will travel deeper into the solar system for the Star Trek tribute.

The heavy-lift launch vehicle will travel deeper into the solar system for the Star Trek tribute.

Along with a symbolic portion of her remains, the late actress and activists' family decided to include a sample of her DNA on the flight.

Kyle Johnson says that his mother would have preferred to go on the shuttle, but this was a close second.

Johnson regretted that he couldn't share the eternal tribute with his mother at the launch.

He said that she would be honoured by the unique experience.